Our events and activities include...
Wine tastings and vineyard tours
Countryside and coastal walks
Vide greniers (car boot sales)
Outings to nearby festivals
Musical and poetry evenings
Monthly apero events
See pictures of our events and activities in Photo Gallery
"Last Wednesday Apèro" - at 18.00 to 19.30 on the last Wednesday of each month. An informal chat and a drink at a different venue each time. Next one is 30th October. Venue to be announced.
Fete des Vendanges Banyuls sur Mer - 13 October. We provide chairs and tables, a base for the day usually located on the beach in front of the France Bleu Roussillon stand (look for our flag.) We also provide wine, soft drinks, bread and aperos, and fuel for the barbecue. You bring food for your barbecue, something for the table (savoury or sweet), and as we are now plastic free, your own cutlery, picnic plates, mug etc. We now have around 50 signed up for the boat leaving Port Vendres at 11h00 (be there ten minutes early). The return boat leaves at around 17h00. If you are coming by car, be aware there will be big queues, and the road is closed at around 10h00. The price for the boat is 15€ return and for the event on the beach 10€ per person.
VO films at Vauban cinema, Port-Vendres -
Recipe Book - featuring favourite recipes from our members, the booklet is on sale now. We have ordered more of our excellent Recipe Books, having sold all the first 100, and they have just arrived, so get your orders to us as soon as you can.
VI Groups - As the association grows, a variety of separate groups
representing different activities are emerging, so if you are keen on any of the groups, let us know.
Russian: The small group of Russian speakers meets in Port Vendres on Fridays at 1500 for conversation and coffee when Tanya is here. Contact Linda for details.
Spanish: Carol Fraine has offered to lead a Spanish conversation group on Thursday afternoons if you want to go along. Again, contact Linda for details of venue. (Beginners level, but more advanced also possible.)
English: I'm sorry not to have made more progress here. The idea is to meet for an hour or so for a chance for conversation practice. I shall be sending out a short podcast in the coming days to give a theme to get us started. This is not a beginners' group, but a chance to polish up language skills that may be a little rusty.
Bird Watching: I send out occasional information to those who are interested in the birds of this area. If you would like to receive these emails, let me know.
*More information about these events in our newsletters.