Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Events in and Around Preuilly for July 2009

Summer in the Forêt de Preuilly
1 July – 31 August – Musée de la Poterne
Open from 2.30pm to 6.30pm every day except Monday

Friday 3 – Boussay - Gospel concert
Parc de chateau, 8.30. 10€

Saturday 4 – Fête – Comité des Fêtes

Saturday 4 – Vente de Bulbes – Place des Halles
Sale of saffron bulbs in the market place.

Saturday 4 – Barrou – 5ème Festival des Barroudeurs
Music festival in Barrou: African Percussion, Pop Rock, Chanson Française and Blues
Starts at 8pm, entry 5€, restauration sur place

Sunday 5 – Sélection Régionales de Trompes de Chasse – au plan d'eau
Début des sélections 09h; messe de St Hubert 11h30; vin d'honneur12h30; poursuite des sélections 14h; coupe de la région.
Village exposants; artistes locaux et régionaux; restauration froide ou chaude sur place; parking gratuit; entrée gratuite.
Hunting horns regional finals – at the recreation ground
Competition starts at 9.00 am; mass for St Hubert (the patron saint of hunters) 11.30 am; drinks reception 12.30 pm; competition continues 2.00 pm; regional cup.
Village exhibits; local and regional artists; hot or cold food on site; free parking; free entry.

Saturday 11 – Ecole de Musique
Music school.

Monday 13 – Retraite aux Flambeaux, Feu d'artifice et Bal Populaire
Parade with flaming torches, fireworks and dance.

Tuesday 14 – Concours de pêche – La Brême
Fishing competition.

Tuesday 14 – Fête Nationale
Bastille Day, a public holiday.

Wednesday 15 - Guided walk through Preuilly sur Claise
10h at the the tourist office, Grande rue

Saturday 18 – Concours de pétanque, ouvert à tous
French bowls competition, open to all.

Saturday 18 Dîner Concert
Town Dinner, with JLD Jazz Quintet 8.00pm
22€ , reservations essential. Tel: 02.47.94.61.07

Sunday 26 – La Celle-Guénand – Brocants De La Fete Des Metiers
Flea Market and local artists and artisans


Market days in Preuilly are Thursdays and Saturdays. The market is held in Place des Halles in the morning.

On Saturday nights there is a pizza van in Place des Halles.

Wildlife to look out for this month: Stag Beetles, Violet Carpenter Bees, Darter dragonflies, Skipper butterflies, Western Green Lizards, Gendarme Bug nymphs.



Wildflowers to look out for this month: Mueller's Helleborine orchid (above), Greater Knapweed.

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