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

Laguage 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

Coming Up*...

"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. 

 Fete des Vendanges Banyuls sur Mer - 13 October. A day of music and eating on the beach at Banyuls to celebrate the wine harvest. We organise a table and chairs on the beach. We need an idea of how many of you would be interested to take the boat from Port-Vendres to Banyuls and back. The price last year was 10€ and I would imagine it would be much the same this year. Let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in the boat trip and I will make arrangements.

VO films at Vauban cinema, Port-Vendres - 5th Sept, 20h30 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

VI 5th Birthday Celebrations - 25th September at Val des Pintes, Port Vendres.  Val des Pintes is a picnic site close to the station in Port Vendres, and we are hoping that as many of you as possible will be able to join us for an extended lunch. We meet at 12h30 for aperos, followed by a huge paella, with a vegetarian option for those who wish it. For 15 euros we will provide paella, salads, bread and drinks (and we hope music also). Please bring a dish for the table, either entrée or dessert, or cheese. Please let us know by 15th September if you will be coming so that we can put in orders. See you there.

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.

Cinema at Port Vendres

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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