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Piet De Bie – Memorial Walk 2023

Wednesday 8th February 2023 at 10:30am

Come one, come all ! Get ready for a brisk, bracing (3km) winter walk. The very-nearly yearly Piet De Bie Memorial Walk will be taking place this year on Wednesday 8th February.

As in the past, we will be meeting at the park bench in Vendays at 10:30-10:45am. There is off-road parking (Google Earth GPS coordinates : 45°21’24.00”1°05’23.00W) at the bench. The day will kick off with a “tailgate party” to keep 1st arrivals cheery and warm while waiting for everyone to gather, so come prepared with a thermos flask of hot coffee (or, whatever…), sugar and cream will be provided as well as a few morning nibbles.

We will then offer a toast to Piet before we strike out on our walk, and once back at our cars, we will motor to lunch at “La Part des Anges” restaurant in Montalivet at 32 blvd Front de Mer, 33930 Vendays-Montalivet. (Telephone : 05 56 41 14 83 Website :

Click READ MORE below for restaurant menu, contact details and directions

Those going straight to the restaurant can plan to meet us at 1:00pm. If it’s pelting down rain, we’ll skip the walking part and go straight to the restaurant after our bench-side gathering and toast.

For those coming for the warm and convivial lunch, menu choices below are below. Please confirm your presence and your menu choices as soon as possible by contacting Elizabeth on 06 99 80 69 30 or by email at

The dead-line for lunch registration is Wednedsay 1st February.


Choice of



4 Oysters n°3 from Mélina Souchet — Oyster farmer in Oléron

Board of Serrano Hams — aged 24 months with “guindillas”

Rock Fish Soup and garnishes

Puy Lentil Salad with curry sauce and Greek yogurt



Creamy Calamari Risotto

Chorizo, piquillo peppers and crispy ham

Slow-cooked Beef Stew, gently cooked in Haut Médoc wine

Garlic mashed potatoes

Falafel with Lebanese spices

Roasted squash, Greek yogurt with chives, parmesan shavings



Cheese Plate

from unpasteurised milk

Creme Brulee

with tonka beans

Red Fruit gratins

Chocolate Mousse

“Black forest” style with amarena cherries

Driving directions for the walk : At the round-about in front of the church St. Seurin in Vendays, take the first exit, the Route de Montalivet (D102), as if going to Piet’s house. At the traffic light, continue on for 1.36 km and just after the “Hôtel Les Acacias” turn left onto Route de Pey Mayan. Follow this for 800 m then turn right at the intersection with Route de Pointon. Continue on the Route de Pointon for 400 m to the park bench where we will be leaving our cars (it’s at the junction with Route de Mérin).

If you run into any difficulties on the day, you can try calling me, Elizabeth, on 06 99 80 69 30 and if that fails, try Chris Rankin on 06 98 49 24 14 or Deirdre Rankin on 06 35 91 20 53.

See you there!

Elizabeth Maggiora – Association Member