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Post by Bowser_23 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:06 pm

The title says it - what do you recommend - markets, live music - any outdoor events really - any where in Limousin or very nearby would be great

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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Irena on Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:21 pm

Definitely the evening markets where you can buy food, barbecue on site and eat/drink. The link is http://www.marches-producteurs.com/.

What about the steam train http://www.trainvapeur.com/

If it involves children (or adults that like to have fun) then Futuroscope near Poitiers. Make sure you plan to stay late - the show and fireworks end close to midnight and are really good.

The market at Les Herolles on the 29th of every month http://www.foire-des-herolles.fr/ is really good

Limoges itself is good for a visit and we did the Petit Train the other day which really shows you what places are worth going to (1 hour trip) http://www.limoges-tourisme.com/fr/se-divertir/en-famille/35-petit-train

There's also the festival at Confolens http://www.festivaldeconfolens.com/ 13-18 August.

That's all I can think of for now.



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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Bowser_23 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:24 pm

Brilliant Irena thanks - keep them coming

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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Le-Dolly on Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:59 pm

What about a festival of French life though the ages. I can even get you a pair of 2€ discount vouchers.

http://www.fresque.bridiers.fr/

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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Richard T on Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:02 pm

Le Buis Blues Festival 24th August at Place de l'Eglise, Le Buis. This is a great open air event. It used to be free but now they charge a small entrance fee.

The event actually starts the evening before at Nieul.

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Post by Myriam on Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:12 pm

You can find lots of events on this site: www.tourismelimousin.com. You can select a departement or search on other criteria.
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Post by Bowser_23 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:52 am

Thanks guys keep them coming -what have been your faves?

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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by simmo on Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Hi Folks
After showing the Inlaws and outlaws round(I did not know how many friends and Relertives i had until we moved to France) for the first three years i showed everyone round . I now insist they hire a car with a sat nav on arrival at the airport. On arrival at our place i give them a copy of the local whats on guide. Then i can get on with the job of sitting in the shade with a glass of wine.Yeh i know what a spoil sport but after you have seen the sights for the 10th time i'd sooner chill out rather then tramp around in the heat of day.
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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Bowser_23 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:22 pm

Ahh Simmo a miserable git after my own heart :-) it's my first free summer and it's as much for me as visitors this year. I have noted well your technique for 2014 on!

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Post by Myriam on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:09 pm

@ Simmo: what local "What's on guide" are you referring to? Can I have a copy too?
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Post by Bowser_23 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:13 pm

Here might help - this has everything - I was looking for peoples favourites

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Post by simmo on Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:29 am

Hi Folks
The local Marie in Marcilliac-la-Crosille publish a monthly whats on in the area. they have copies in the papershop,hairdressers, bakers shop, garage and even in the doctors surgery.Myriam i have seen your local whats on info in your own maries office, although alot of it was well out of date. Egletons marie has a good display of info to and when i went into Meymac's tourist information i was showered with freebie's. Infact when i came out Sue thought i'd robbed the place ,i had so much stuff.
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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Bowser_23 on Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:17 pm

Thanks so much for all your suggestions

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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Tradzoner on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:43 am

La Montagne or L'Echo du Berry are good for finding out whats on.

Its not for me but if you are arty, Gargilesse Dampierre has the festival of the harp from the 4th to 25th August and there is a museum with paintings from the local artist. It is also classed as one of the prettiest villages in France, so not a bad way to spend a day.

There are also quite a few events going on with traditional follk music but not everyone's tastes

dimanche 11 aout participation des Trollls à la scène ouverte qui clôture le festival Danses, Musiques et Voix du Monde de 12h à 15h en compagnie d'autres groupes pour faire découvrir les danses de la région (organisation association Les Portes du Monde)

vendredi 23 aout Les Trollls à Peyrelevade (19280) pour le festival Eoh lien! organisé par Energie pour demain

du lundi 19 aout au vendredi 23 aout, le Duo Eva propose une semaine d'atelier d'initiation aux danses trad à Champagnat, étang de la Naute; 5 séances de 18h à 20h pour découvrir, apprendre, progresser et se perfectionner.
5 euros la séance/ 20 euros la semaine/ 5 euros d'adhésion a Passe à ton voisin! et 3 euros d'adhésion à Naut'active qui accueille le stage
(eva.arnitoile.net) (passeatonvoisin.arnitoile.net)

samedi 31 aout DuoEva et Les trollls pour les 10 ans de l'association Naut'active, organisatrice de l'évènement à Champagnat (23), étang de la Naute

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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Irena on Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:28 pm

Just remembered there's a village called Montrol Senard which is a living museum http://www.tourisme-hautevienne.com/spip.php?article53&produit=210000947. People live there but some houses have been dedicated to how things were around a 100 years ago e.g. school house, bakery, living areas etc. There are 2 good restaurants/bars there too. Then Mortemart itself is interesting to walk around - old manor house with lake and swans, old abbey, nice old church. Often there are art exhibitions plus there's 2 more good restaurants. Or bring a picnic.

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Re: HELP - Recommendations for August

Post by Tony H on Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:43 pm

Thanks Irena Smile ... I went there in 2003 on my first visit to this area, 2 years before I moved here. Trouble was I couldn't remember where it was. Now I know. Worth a visit if you are in the area and very pretty in summer when there are a multitude of flowers.

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