Your committee met in November to formulate ideas for next year’s events. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.
This is especially the case if you would like to participate in the OUBC, Bayonne or Toulouse visits (these latter two will involve an overnight stay for most members). If so could you please indicate your interest in the forms below in order to help us gauge the level of interest.
As always, suggestions from members are welcome for further events. As always also, we welcome family members and friends at our events and, of course, any volunteers to help organise an event.
31 December or early January – Lunch with the OUBC crews at le Temple-sur-Lot (47). This has become a popular annual event. Details to be confirmed.
12 March, 12:30 – Lunch with the committee at the Restaurant La Bastide St. Louis, Prayssas (47).
April or May – a Château visit for wine tasting followed by lunch. Candidates for this are:
- Sauternes: Château Guiraud (33) with lunch at restaurant La Chapelle at the chateau
- Bordeaux red and white: Château Bauduc (33) with lunch at Créon.
We much enjoyed our visit to the Tonnellerie Sylvain, near Libourne (33) a few years back and this could be added to one of these visits. It would also be possible to do both château visits, with one taking place in October.
May – A visit to St. Emilion for wine and lunch.
June – an overnight excursion to either Bayonne or Toulouse. The less popular could be held over for 2020.
For Toulouse, this could include museum visits and a concert or another event of interest in la ville rose.
Bayonne (64) has many attractions including its museum, Basque culture (language, games – a visit to a match of “pelote basque” could be arranged) and food (jambon, pintxos, excellent restaurants and maybe a visit to a chocolate factory, as Bayonne is renowned for its chocolate). There is also the art nouveau spa of Cambo-les-Bains nearby.
September 6 – AGM in Albi (81).
For the AGM itself, we intend to have a speaker to entertain us over lunch and have invited Lord Dobbs (Michael Dobbs), the Conservative peer and author, notably of the ‘House of Cards’.
We visited Albi some years ago, but the floods then prevented us taking a river trip. Members may in any case like to visit/re-visit the truly magnificent cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec museum.