5. European Picnic in Vertheuil
Actually we had wanted to organize the European Picnic for the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and after that, no more picnics! But then
Gwénael LAMARQUE of the Maison de l' Europe (Bordeaux) (MEBA) arrived on the scene with a question for us, namely whether we could propose
our picnic as the closing event of the European Week in Bordeaux. All right, so one more picnic - with the usual cast, in the usual place,
with so many of our good friends...
A Rubenesque of Lamarque
The preselection of Miss Rubenesque Aqitaine has begun at Saint Sulpice and Cameyrac. Among the 14 candidates is Marie-Lou, aged 24,
who lives in Lamarque. She says: „For me, today is the beginning of a promising adventure. I intend not only to assume the elegance
of my comfortable form and those of my co-cadidates, but also to express the beauty of inspiring faces and warm smiles, together
with elegance of movement....
On the first Thursday of each month, we, the artists of Talais Art, meet in a restaurant called Le Relais des Mattes, which is located
in the centre of the town of Talais. Some marvellous and varied artistic activities happen there. In a relaxed and friendly environment,
we communicate with each other about our shared passions...
A Classic-car meeting in Grayan
„Do you wish to take part in our classic car get-together in Grayan?“ asked Alain and Francoise, our longstanding friends, who are always
out and about on their motor bikes. Soon after, Dieter made his first outing of the year, following a catalogue of repairs made to his
NSU-Wankelspider, which was also our first joint participation in a classic-car meet in the Medoc...
To cross-link activities
In the Medoc region there are many local associations dealing with heritage – most of them in rather isolated locations. The aim of the various
Associations is to safeguard churches and other historic monuments, industrial heritage, fortresses etc...), they organize tours and create
inventories of historic attractions. Those involved are volunteers who spend their free time to improve awareness of the region and to conserve
its historical heritage...
The Lighthouse of Cordouan destroyed!
Don't worry; the real Lighthouse is still standing. Here we are talking about a gift from the chocolatier Florent Bouchon at Saint Médard en
Jalles to the Association for the preservation of the Cordouan Lighthouse: a chocolate model of the famous lighthouse which was completed in
2007 and standing about 1 m high, an incredible 5 to 6 kilos of dark chocolate and which was displayed in his shop to the delight of his customers...