Our events and activities include...

Art Exhibitions

Wine tastings and vineyard tours

Christmas markets

Countryside and coastal walks

Vide greniers (car boot sales)


Bird Watching

Language groups

Outings to nearby festivals

Cinema visits

Beach barbecues


Musical and poetry evenings



Monthly apero events

See pictures of our events and activities in Photo Gallery

Coronavirus - At this time, all our live events are cancelled.

Coming Up*...

"Last Wednesday Apèro" next one to be announced

Sally's Welcome on the Terrace - 8th September 18h00 to 20h00

Our secretary Sally O'Farrell is offering drinks on the terrace with a spectacular sea view. Come along and meet up with members you have not seen for a while. if you would like to come, please text Sally on 06 07 35 65 00 or email her, as we need to limit numbers to 30. Pass sanitaire or double vaccination etc. required"

Madeloc Picnic Tuesday - 14th September 13h00 -16h00

We usually hold a picnic in June, but were unable to do so this year of course. Arrive at the ruined Casernes du Centre at 12h30. Walk up, or arrange a lift if you need it. We can carry your cool box. We provide a barbecue and plancha, and salad, bread, wine and soft drinks, and a wonderful view of the coast (weather permitting). You provide whatever you want to cook on the barbecue and 15 euro per person. Profits to our funds.

Days Out Booklet - Stephanie, Philippa and Sally have now constituted a team to put together a new Vermeille International book in French and English. The topic this time is "Days out from the Côte Vermeille/Sorties au départ de la Côte Vermeille". In the first instance we would like to hear from any of you who plan to contribute (no need to start writing at this stage). The day out (or even a couple of days) could be your favourite destination on foot, on your bike, by car, or by public transport; a winter or summer outing; for rainy days or sunshine. you could include any recommended restaurants or picnic sites, and perhaps, if there's an overnight stay, suggested accommodation. Please send an e-mail to  saying where you have in mind and how far away it is, so that we can make a balanced selection. If your idea fits the bill, we will get back to you with more practical information. Any photos you can supply will be welcome, though this is not a deal breaker as we can probably source them elsewhere.

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.

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