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A busy weekend for Loubejac as it celebrates its fête votive AN afternoon and evening of classic accordion music kick-starts the weekend village fair here in Loubejac. A gala d'accordéon takes place on Friday 4 August featuring André Roques and his orchestra, with an opening session from 16h where local... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at This French Life
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Take to the trails around Villefranche-du-Périgord CHEER on the runners this Sunday when they take to the trails around Villefranche-du-Périgord for the fifth annual cross-country run. The runners will be setting off from the village square with the choice of two routes, one of 12km the other of 25km, that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at This French Life
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Cars 3 beneath the stars in Villefrance-du-Perigord AN evening of open air cinema is on offer this weekend in the atmospheric village square of Villefranche-du-Périgord. Cars 3 sees legendary Lighting McQueen blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at This French Life
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Wyman Low and the Ravers will be performing in Villefranche-du-Périgord EASY going reggae sounds will be on offer at the Cafe Du Commerce in Villefranche-du-Périgord later this week. Wyman Low and the Ravers will be performing at the cafe in the main village square on Friday 28 July from 22h.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at This French Life
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Moi, Moche et Méchant 3 at open air cinema in Villefranche-du-Périgord AN evening of open air cinema is on offer this weekend beneath the atmospheric halle in Villefranche-du-Périgord. Moi, Moche et Méchant 3 sees the mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at This French Life
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Paper flowers have been strung across the square. THE village square in Villefranche-du-Périgord is currently covered with lines of fluttering paper flowers, all ready to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the parents' association for the school. The Amicale Laïque de Villefranche-du-Périgord is marking its special birthday on Saturday 29 July,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at This French Life
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The vide grenier in Loubejac is sure to draw many visitors THE always popular vide grenier in Loubejac takes place on Sunday 30 July, with an official opening time of 8h. Set beneath the church tower, the sale always draws in the crowds and offers you a chance to pick... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at This French Life
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The popular night market beneath Loubejac's church tower. IF you want a taste of rural France in the summer then look out for a farmers' market close to you. On the Marchés des Producteurs website you can track down many of the events taking place across France in a couple... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at This French Life
A NUMBER artists will be displaying their work on Sunday 16 July in the foyer rural of Villefranche-du-Périgord, here in the southern tip of the Dordogne. Potters, painters and many other artists will be showing off their passion for their work, and explaining to visitors how they make what they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at This French Life
EXPECT a night of loud music and dancing into the early hours as the Villefranche-du-Périgord Bal des Pompiers takes place on Friday 14 July. Taking place at the fire station in the village, the evening starts at 19h with the chance to enjoy a beer and drinks, as well as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at This French Life
TO mark the Fête Nationale across France, Villefranche-du-Périgord is hosting a meal, music and a firework display on Thursday 13 July. The meal, starting at 20h30, is organised by the local rugby club and includes magret de canard and is priced 15€ for adults and 10€ for children. The disco... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at This French Life
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Chris Froome and Team Sky head up the peloton near Urval, Dordogne THE stunning Dordogne countryside was the backdrop to stage 10 of this year's le Tour as television viewers from around the world saw the best of this corner of France. The race itself saw German Marcel Kittel win... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at This French Life
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CELEBRATE the Fête de la Musique 2017 with the recently formed local horse riding school, Les Cavaliers de la Bastide, on Wednesday 21 June. A meal and disco will be hosted by the association in the salle des fêtes in Loubéjac starting at 19h, with the music set to start... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at This French Life
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AN evening of moules-frites and music is on offer later this month, set beneath the church at Loubéjac. On Saturday 24 June from 20h, and organised by the comité des fêtes of Loubéjac, you can enjoy the classic French summer dish with a dessert and a drink all included in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at This French Life
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THIS weekend provides an opportunity to learn more and discover some of the crafts farms and windmills of the French countryside. The Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins (JPPM), on June 17 and 18, will see close on 1,500 places open their doors to visitors, letting you see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at This French Life
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A SHORT walk in the early evening air is always a pleasure after a heavy, thunder storm threatening sort of day and when you spot a badger just ahead it is even better. I had already spotted a few signs of grubs and bugs being dug up at the side... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at This French Life
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KEEN to brush up on your pointing or shooting; wondering what a cochonnet or mène are? Then polish up your boules and get along to Villefranche-du-Périgord in a couple of weeks. The first concours de pétanque organised by the newly formed festival committee of the village, will take place on... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at This French Life
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AURORE, separated from her husband, has just lost her job and been told that she is going to be a grandmother. She is slowly being pushed to the outskirts of society, but when she accidentally runs into the great love of her youth, she puts her foot down and refuses... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at This French Life
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WHENEVER I think of the French rail system I think about the TGV, but that name is set to be railroaded into the sidings following a re-branding exercise from SNCF. The railway operator has announced that TGV services will now be named inOui, with bosses claiming it will offer a... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at This French Life
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THREE days of festivities are set to take place in Saint Cernin de l'Herm as the village fête will be open to all over a busy weekend of fun. On Friday 9 June the village will open the weekend with a roving bandas touring the streets from around 20h, with... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at This French Life
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FROM 15 June, mobile phone users travelling to other countries in the EU will be able to call, text or surf the net without paying any extra charges. Roaming without paying surcharges, or 'roam like at home', is for those living in Europe and who travel to other EU countries... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at This French Life
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TAKE your pick of private gardens to explore when the Open Gardens scheme welcomes visitors to a selection of places in the west of the Lot. Established in France in 2013 on the model of the successful UK National Garden Scheme, the open days allow people to explore and learn... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at This French Life
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THE summer sounds of reggae will be drifting through the Café Associatif in Loubéjac on June 3, when Sadaka will be providing an evening of music. Starting at 21h, and with free entry, the band will be playing a collection of their own original reggae music, with a heavy influence... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at This French Life
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WALKERS took to the paths, farm engines rattled and whirled, plates were loaded with food and cups topped off with wine, while the sun shone down on the journée champêtre in Loubéjac. An early morning start saw walkers head out from beneath the church on pathways dotted with orchids, tall... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at This French Life
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A NEW service between Manchester and Bergerac airport will start in the summer of 2018, operated by Jet2.com. A regular Saturday service will available for travellers between 26 May and 22 September, 2018. Flight times are set to be, departing Manchester at 7h25 to land in Bergerac at 10h25, while... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at This French Life