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Jean-Pierre Menuge will host three evenings of baroque music in this southern corner of the Dordogne THE villages of Orliac, Loubéjac and Campagnac-Les-Quercy will each play host to an evening of baroque music later this month. Hosted by Jean-Pierre Menuge, he will bring two young musicians to offer up a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at This French Life
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THIS weekend sees Villefranche-du-Périgord welcome antique dealers from across France as it hosts its annual Salon des Antiquaires. Taking place in the village square on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August from 9h to 18h, you are sure to spot some interesting curiosities, as well as characters, for the popular... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at This French Life
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Besse and its 11th century church welcome all to its fête YOU have the chance to enjoy three days of festivities in Besse as the village fête will be open to all over a busy weekend of fun. On Friday 17 August the village will open the weekend with a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at This French Life
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HOT on the heels of a new look Marianne found on La Poste stamps, comes news that the price of a stamp in France will pass through the €1 barrier from Janaury 1, 2019. La Poste has said that the price for a red priority stamp will increase from €0.95... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at This French Life
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THE fourth Les Pieds dans l'Herbe takes place in Loubéjac on Saturday August 11, promising a long, mellow, musical evening for young and old. Set around the church, and with a view across the valley, five different groups will be performing occitan music, Celtic tunes, tziganes and Jazz manouche, with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at This French Life
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WITH 90% of forest fires in France caused by human activity, and with the summer set to be long and hot, the gendarmerie of the Dordogne are warning people to take care in the woods. The warning comes as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of how easy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at This French Life
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AN evening of open air cinema is on offer early next month beneath the atmospheric halle in Villefranche-du-Périgord. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at This French Life
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A NUMBER artists will be displaying their work in the tourism office of Villefranche-du-Périgord, here in the southern tip of the Dordogne. Potters, painters and other artists will be showing off their passion for their work, with the exhibition open until 5 August, from 15h to 19h. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at This French Life
“No Linky” posters in Montreuil, near Paris. The first one reads “Linky: You can say no.” The second reads “Linky spies on your private life.” Some residents fear data surveillance rather than looking at possible advantages of smart meters. Carole Salères, CC BY-SA By Corinne Faure, Grenoble École de Management... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at This French Life
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LOOK out for the new look Marianne found on La Poste stamps that go on sale from Monday 23 July. The new stamp was announced in the Dordogne during President Macron's visit to a stamp printing factory just outside Périgueux, and it features the work of artist Yseult Yz. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at This French Life
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YOU have the chance to enjoy three days of festivities in Besse as the village fête will be open to all over a busy weekend of fun. On Friday 17 August the village will open the weekend with a farmers market from 19h, with the chance to have a bite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at This French Life
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YOU are sure to have a great time at Loubéjac village fête, set beneath the old church and looking over the most beautiful valley, which takes place early next month. On Saturday 4 August there is an evening meal, starting at 20h, of roast lamb as well as a starter,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at This French Life
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AN evening of open air cinema is on offer this Thursday 19 July when the dinosaurs visit the atmospheric halle in Villefranche-du-Périgord. Set twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World takes place on the same fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at This French Life
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THE always popular vide grenier in Loubejac takes place on Sunday 29 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 up a bargain or two with many stalls hosted by local... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at This French Life
AROUND ten o'clock on a summer evening the nightjars take flight to feast on the passing insects. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at This French Life
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THE open air public swimming pool in Villefranche-du-Périgord will open for the summer season on Saturday 30 June. The pool is found near the gymnasium on the north side of the village and it will be open every day from 14h to 19h until Sunday 2 September, and for more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at This French Life
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SOLDIERS are to be deployed to tourist attractions and towns in the Dordogne as security measures are maintained as part of the Opération Sentinelle plan to protect against terrorist acts. France Bleu Périgord reports that 26 military personnel, alongside additional gendarmes, will patrol popular tourist areas and events over the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at This French Life
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EVERY Thursday the popular night market beneath Loubejac's church tower takes place and runs throughout July and August. The first one takes place on 5 July, starting at 18h30, and remember to bring along your plates, as well as glasses for a dash of wine and knives and forks. Local... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at This French Life
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DESPITE protests from many, the legislation covering the reduction in the speed limit from 90 km/h to 80 km/h on routes départementales in France has been published and will come into force from 1 July. Work is already underway to change the 11,000 road signs that will have to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at This French Life
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A MAN fantasies about his best friend's new girlfriend. He is willing to throw caution to the wind to fulfill his wildest dreams. The film showing, in French, takes place in the foyer rural of Villefranche-du-Périgord on Friday 29 June from 20h30, with tickets priced 6€. *** Daniel est très... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at This French Life
TO mark the Fête Nationale across France, Villefranche-du-Périgord is hosting a meal, music and a firework display on Friday 13 July. The meal, starting at 20h, is organised by the local rugby club and includes magret de canard and is priced 17€ for adults and 10€ for children. The disco... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at This French Life
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EXPECT a night of loud music and dancing into the early hours as the Villefranche-du-Périgord Bal des Pompiers takes place on Saturday 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 Jun 19, 2018 at This French Life
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A NUMBER artists will be displaying their work on Sunday 15 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 Jun 18, 2018 at This French Life
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WORLD music, jazz and Blues are on the menu for the Fête de la Musique in Villefranche-du-Périgord on Friday 22 June. The Blues trio Vanguy Terra will be playing outside the Café de la Poste at the top of la rue Notre Dame, a little further down close to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at This French Life
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The French National Assembly, which is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be banned in the pre-election period. (Richard Ying et Tangui Morlier/Wikimedia) By Matthew Fraser, American University of Paris France’s parliament is debating a law that would give the state the power to censor “fake news”.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at This French Life