Coronavirus masks – we play our part
I recently sold my sewing machine - following a move to a smaller flat – a machine which my grandmother had given to me as a wedding gift.
I thought I would have no further use for it, but I had been using it for such a long time that it was not easy to part with it. And now we
Never without my Attestation
Ten days ago I spoke in my blog, rather ironically, on the effects of the coronavirus. Since then the situation has deteriorated in France,
and also in Germany. Yesterday evening, and for the second time in the space of a week, the President addressed his « compatriots », his
fellow citizens. TV, and also radio, has retransmitted the 20 minutes of his speech, and we listened, sitting in our kitchen...
2009 – 2019 : 10 years of Médoc Actif
10 years ago a small group of German, French, English and Dutch got together to found the “Médoc Actif” project. At that time, and it
still remains true today, our aim was to encourage people – residents and tourists – to lead an active life in the Médoc by sharing their
experiences, in whatever sphere, on our web site...
The little Montmartre of Saint-Vivien
The Petit Montmartre is an event which brings together artists of all kinds: painters, sculptors, modellers, designers, photographers,
musicians. It takes place in St-Vivien every Sunday in July and August. The aim is to showcase local artists...
A dual carriageway for the Médoc
We live in the Médoc, some of us for a very long time. I would like to believe that if we are here, it's because we love this area. I
don’t think that anyone would contradict this, regardless of where in Europe they originate. So, many of us have asked the question:
what can I do for the Medoc and give back a little to this area...
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...