May 2017 Newsletter

April 26, 2017

Chers amis,

Il y a longtemps que nous n'avons pas atterri dans votre boîte de réception....
The spring is already in full swing not only by the season's calendar but also by the many "vide greniers" - the French version of yard sales - and other outdoor activities organized in the cities and villages across the beautiful southwest of France.
The month of May is coming this year here in France with no less than 3 public holidays, called "jours fériés", the 1st, the 8th and the 25th of May, so… vive les vacances!
The 25th that falls on a Thursday will be the occasion for many to "fair le pont" literally translated as "make the bridge" and meaning taking the following Friday off and ending with a four-day long weekend!

The proverb of the month:
"En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît" - "In May do what you like"
Two of the interesting events that took place recently here in the southwest France were:
A bientôt,

Southwest Story

Some May 2017 events in the southwest of France:

City: Albi

check mark "World Pipe Organ Days"

City: Beziers

check mark "Agde au fil du temps"
check mark Vinocap
check mark "World Pipe Organ Days" -Agde

City: Biarritz

check mark Bayonne Chocolate Days

City: Bordeaux

check mark "Grands Crus" Weekend
check mark Jumping des Sables
check mark Cod Festival at Bègles
check mark Landiras Medieval Festival

City: Dax

check mark Craft and Gastronomy Days
check mark Asparagus Festival

City: Foix

check mark Rose Festival at Camon
check mark Medieval Days at Foix Castle

City: La Rochelle

check mark "CAVALCADE" Festival
check mark Trizay Medieval Festival

City: Narbonne

check mark Fontfroide Abbey Flower Festival
check mark Gourmet trails in Clape vineyards

City: Pau

check mark Grand Prix de Pau

City: Perpignan

check mark Cherries Festival of Céret
check mark Sol y Fiesta

City: Toulouse

check mark Airexpo, the largest airshow the south west of France
check mark Street Music Festival in Saint Felix de Lauragais

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