Nine ideas for a (good) weekend in the Lot-et-Garonne

The sun invites itself throughout this long weekend of the Assumption. And it falls rather well because the activities will not be everywhere in the department. Like every week, “South West” offers a selection of outings not to be missed.

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Balloons in the sky villeneuvois

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Monflanquin diving in the Hundred years war

Fêtes romanes, templiers . Guillaume Charrois (au centre) et ses copains Jeremy et Gregory Schiffer 20130417_PHOTO_DSC_4464Holiday romance, knights templar . Guillaume Charrois (center) and his buddies Jeremy and Gregory Schiffer 20130417_PHOTO_DSC_4464

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Each year, thousands of visitors, sometimes from far away, dwell in the bastide of Monflanquin and its decorations medieval. For their 27th edition, Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 August, the Medieval will be held under the theme of “the revolt of The Kings”. Visitors will therefore have the right to a trip back in time, in the direction of the years 1330 and the beginning of the Hundred Years war. At this time, relations were strained between the king of France Philip VI of Valois and Edward III, king of England, who fought over the territory of Guyenne. The event will be opened by a large medieval banquet Sunday, from 20: 30. Over a hundred actors and street performers will create an atmosphere picturesque with the costumes more true-to-nature, like every year. For 10 euros (5 euros for kids), festival-goers will be able to rent one on the spot. Of the many parades and events are planned, beginning at 10 o’clock in the morning until the dark of the night. Troubadours, acrobats, jugglers will emerge from every street corner. Birds of prey, snakes and horses will impress the crowd.

>> Information 05 53 71 18 85, 05 53 71 18 85 or 05 53 71 18 85.

The best of pottery contemporary with Saint-Avit

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The works of the ceramists deemed to be exposed to sale, on Sunday, in the medieval hamlet. Visitors will discover a wide range of what is done today in turning, shaping or sculpturing the earth and then cooking according to a variety of techniques. At the same time, at the musée Bernard Palissy, two artists of international renown, Claude Champy and Jean-François Fouilhoux expose incredible céladons. A specialized jury will elect the “Prize ” Palissy” in 2017, visitors will vote on their side for the “audience Award”, both awards given in the end of the show before an aperitif offered to all.

>> To Lacapelle-Biron, Sunday, from 10 hours to 20 hours. Entry and parking free ; on-site catering throughout the day.

Has Tonneins, the cars of the collection are output

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As every August 15, the park of Vénès will host, on Tuesday, a gathering of old vehicles. In the program, the traditional mass, from 10 a.m., followed by the blessing of all vehicles, be it two-wheels, or cars, or even agricultural machinery. At 21 hours, the concours of elegance will reward the cars and their drivers, all dressed in period costumes. Finally, the day will end with a grand fireworks display at 23 hours.

>> Information 06 12 69 73 89.

The Côtes de Duras blow out 80 candles

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In 1937, the vineyard of Côtes de Duras obtained its appellation of controlled origin. Eighty years later, the winemakers duraquois have decided to mark the occasion. We will put the small bottles in the big, Sunday, in the grounds of the castle, for the traditional wine Festival. Some 150 references of red, rosé, dry white and sweet white will agitate the taste buds (in moderation). The culmination will be a flight of hot air balloons (as a function of time) to 19: 30. At night, place it in the mapping, projected onto the facade of the castle, and the fireworks. For athletes, a rugby match will be played the day before.

>> Sunday, August 13th, at 10 am.

A hike under the stars in Saint-Maurin

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A hike under the stars is offered Saturday between Castelsagrat (82) and Saint-Maurin (47) via Montjoi (82) on the way to cluny school Guyenne Gascogne. Go to 19: 30 in Saint-Maurin, under the hall, for a picnic from the basket. Carpool then to Castelsagrat or directly on the square of Castelsagrat to 21 hours, for the start of the hike. 22 hours, new appointments to the front door of Montjoi and continuation of the hike. Stop to observe and recognize the stars and constellations. On arrival at Saint-Maurin, carpooling to Castelsagrat or Montjoi for the drivers and sharing a hot soup or cold with a glass of wine and coffee. Necessary equipment : flashlight or headlamp, carpet floor or other.

>> Price : 3 euros. Information Foyer rural de Saint-Maurin : 05 53 95 38 76.

A classic trio at the Tannery Agen

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The Tannery, Agen, offers unusually a concert of piano accompanied by a violin and cello, Saturday, 20: 30 (free entry). Kévin Morens (piano) is a graduate of the conservatories of Rennes, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, as well as the centre of higher education of music and dance, of Bordeaux. He will be accompanied by a Clear Sciacco (violin), and Gabriel Ball (cello). On the program : works of Serguei Prokofiev, Johan Halvorsen, and Mendelssohn.

It throws the dung at Masquières

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Lottery, contest of game of bowls, games and inflatables for the children, dinner and show for the most greedy, and even fireworks on Sunday evening. Everything comes together for the celebrations to be successful… Everything ? Not quite.
In addition to the race of scooter Sunday, “one of the highlights of the show,” says-t-on, another animation is to risk talking about it. If the Gironde has his championship run in flip-flops and the Moors that of the launch of pine nuts, the Lot-et-Garonne rivals of originality by offering a launch… dung of cows.

And don’t forget the garage sales

From Friday to Tuesday, a dozen antique shops and other flea markets is proposed on the department as a whole. Make your choice thanks to the interactive map as proposed above.

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