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
Coronavirus - At this time, all our live events are cancelled.
"Last Wednesday Apèro" - next one to be announced
30K Challenge - Walk or cycle 30km during lockdown. Click here.
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 email@example.com 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
Summer Picnic - We have always held a picnic at Refuge Madeloc in June over the past few years and I would like to resume that event once more (still socially distanced ) perhaps in July. The event has always been in the form of a barbecue outdoors at around 12h30. We shall put out further details when the situation is a little clearer, but let us know if you are interested in taking part.
Virtual Art Exhibition - We are looking at the possibility of running a virtual art exhibition next year, possibly in the early summer. If you are an artist bear this in mind, and use this lockdown time to develop your art.
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.