Monthly Archives: August 2013

3 August 2013

Hi Folks,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunny summer days now that the holiday season is on us.  The village is very busy with visitors and it is lovely to meet so many new people coming to Vouvant for the first time.  This month there are many things happening here so let’s make a start with what’s on:

Vouvant has it’s own wildlife and nature society who organism a number of events throughout the summer months.  Full details are available from the Graine de Nature posters displayed in the cafe and also by contacting them direct on the following numbers: 09 81 61 02 70 – Adrien 06 69 0313 25 Maïka 06 52 50 40 67 – Quentin 06 70 17 22 45 or email grainedenature@ymail.com .  Reservations for any of the fololowing events can be made with the Graine de Nature on these numbers.

Outing to discover Vouvant forest : every Tuesday, come and discover the Mervent-Vouvant Forest, its history, its legends and the mysteries of nature you will see During your walk.  Prices are as follows : adults 5€ /reductions 3€ / teenagers from 12 to 18 years old 2€ / free for children under 12.  By reservation only.

Wednesday 7th August : Paperback Jan will be here with her selection of new and used paperbacks and DVDs for you to browse and buy while you have a coffee, tea or maybe something a little stronger.  We also have a stock of the Living Magazine and Jan brings the Vendee and Deux-Sevres monthly magazines with her.  So come along and see what we have.

Saturday 10th of August : Partcipate in discussions and share interests in the communal vegetable garden : meet new friends and exchange gardening techniques and tips with hands-on experiences.  Shared picnic at lunchtime. Free.

Sunday 11th of August : Painters in the street – the village painters will be out and about and in their studios to show off their works of art.  All studios and galleries are free to enter.

Sunday 11th of August : Land and Heritage Festival in Vouvant with a picnic in the evening – see posters around the village for full details.

Saturday 24th of August : Cooking around the garden workshop : how to transform your vegetables with traditional techniques.  Prices : adults 10 € / reductions 8€ / childrens 5€. By reservation only.

Sunday 25th of August : In the afternoon there will be a medieval treasure hunt : come and discover Vouvant with your family.
In the evening there will be a guided tour of Vouvant, with music and fire.
You can go to either or both events and the prices for each outing are : adults 5€ / reductions 3€ / children 2€. By reservation only.

Saturday 31st of august : Basket making workshop : make up your own basket with Daniel Breillat, professional basket maker.  All day workshop, tools provided. Prices : adults 40 € / reductions 35€ .  By reservation only.

As well as all the above events there are the gift shop and soap shop to visit and of course the cafe too!  The village is looking particularly lovely this year, the gardeners among us are working hard to make it look picture perfect so don’t forget your camera or sketch pad when you visit.  We also have our new summer exhibition in the cafe – the local artist group have produced some very good works of art and we are happy to show them.  Come along and have a look when you are next in the village along with one of our artisan produced ice creams – mmmm lovely!

OK folks think that’s all for now – oops nearly forgot our Friday evening three/two course meal offer – with a special menu for the kids too.  Something for everyone.

Hope to see you soon in the cafe,
Karen and Paul

1 August 2013

David Moulder

All of you who know David will be saddened to hear that he passed away this afternoon. David underwent a serious operation last year and had made a very good recovery, however he became poorly a couple of months ago and unfortunately was unable to fight his way back to good health. There will be a service at the Niort Crematorium next Tuesday (6th August) at 10.15am. We will be opening the cafe on Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00pm for anyone who would like to come along and pay their respects to the family and to remember David.

Kind regards
Karen and Paul