Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Events in and around Preuilly for September 2009

Sunday 5 – La Couture, Bossay-sur-Claise – Concours Labour et Ball-Trap
Ploughing competition and clay pigeon shooting.

Sunday 6 – Boussay – visite commentée de son patrimoine
Guided heritage walk, meet 3.00 pm at the Mairie, 3 hours, free.

Saturday 12 – Cinéma

Friday 18 - Sunday 20th – La Roche Posayles vacances de Monsieur Haydn – festival de musique de chambre – 5e édition
For the 5th year in a row, the composer Haydn has chosen to holiday in La Roche Posay. There is a Festival of Chamber Music to celebrate.

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 – Journées du Patrimoine – Société d'Archéologie
Heritage Days (Open House Weekend). The local Museum, in the Poterne, will be open.
28 September – Ligueil – Super Brocante
Fête du Lait, the annual Ligueil festival. We went last year

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.

Wildflowers to look out for in September: Squirting Cucumbers (be careful - they sting); ripe blackberries; several species of heather on the forest edges

Wildlife to look out for in September: really big hoverflies like Milesia crabriformis (rather uncommon, looks like a hornet) and big fat beeflies like Villa hottentotta; Convolvulus Hawkmoth (stunning in grey and pink).

Also worth looking out for in September: carpets of cyclamen under the trees in châteaux grounds.

This month, most of the supermarchés have their wine festivals, and the bernache comes in.

1 comment:

Jean said...

It makes no difference when we are chez nous, the minute we come back to England things around Le Grand-Pressigny start to get really exciting.

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