Monthly Archives: September 2014

September Newsletter 2014

Hi everyone!

Well at last summer has arrived! What happened to the August sunshine? Let’s enjoy the sun whilst we can… We had a great summer and it was lovely to see old friends again and make many new ones. Welcome to all of you who asked to be added to our newsletter listing! The village is definitely quietening down now but there are still things going on.

A couple of things to note for September: we are back to our Autumn opening hours now which means that we will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday each week and open from 11.00am through until 6.00pm. We will of course still be open late on Friday evenings and offer our two/three course menu.

We would like to get the pallet games on a Wednesday afternoon back in the courtyard. If anyone is interested then please either give us a call or come in and see Paul. If we can get together a team then there are local competitions that we can enter and teams that we can play against. Let us know if you are interested. We would like to start on the 17th if anyone is interested.

Due to its success, the Monday morning market will keep going throughout September. The stalls will be set up under the tower at the top of the car park every Monday morning from 9.00am until 1.00pm. The last Monday for the market is the 29th of September.

The bird sculptures that were set up at the beginning of the summer are still here in the village. If you haven’t had a chance to discover them all yet why not have a walk round the village and see if you can find all 30 of them. A nice walk gives you a very good excuse to come in and see us for tea and cake – although I don’t really need an excuse myself to eat cake…! The birds will be in place until the end of September.

Talking about the end of the month reminds me – our quiz night starts again on the last Saturday of the month – the 27th September. The menu for the night is our new pie – roast leg of lamb with red wine and rosemary, creamed potatoes and vegetables. The cost per ticket is 10E50, payable when you book your table with Paul. This price includes the two course meal and the quiz – not bad for a night out eh? Look forward to seeing you.
Now something to get your heart pounding, GoGo Bike Hire are offering a cycle tour of the local area. The 21 km ride departs from Le Clemenceau Bar (Rue Clemenceau, 85390 Mouilleron en Pareds) at 11.00 am on 16th September. With Rick as your guide you will follow the Vendee Velo route, passing through Bazouges en Pareds and Pulteau, finishing at Le Clemenceau Bar. This leisurely ride will take approx. 1.5 – 2 hours around the gently undulating countryside in this scenic part of the Vendee. No problem if you don’t have a bike as GoGo Bike Hire will supply hire bikes – they have various sizes to suit all at a cost of €10. If you have your own bike you are more than welcome to join us for €2. If hiring a bike a cycle helmet will be provided. If you would like to join the ride then please email Rick and Angie on gogobikehire@gmail.com – please state your height if you are hiring a bike.

One final thing to note, we will be closed for an extra day next Wednesday the 10th as we have family visiting and would like to spend some time with them.

Well that is all for now, hope to see you in the cafe soon,

Kind regards
Paul and Karen
Cafe Cour du Miracle
Tel: 02 51 00 54 93
www.cafecourdumiracle.com
Our Facebook page is
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Cour-du-Miracle/260722972529
www.inthevendee.com
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August Newsletter 2014

Hello everyone,

A warm welcome to the August newsletter. Apologies for the delay in this newsletter – I have had a couple of problems with my email this week! There is lots happening in August so here are some of the things we know of:

On Sunday Vouvant will be holding the annual Fete Terrior et Patrimoine in the Place de Bail at the top of the carpark opposite the cafe. Starting around 10am and going on throughout the day there are exhibitions and stalls with local produce. And, throughout the day the artists in the village will be working outside in the streets, so you can wander around and marvel at their works of art. The cafe will be open all day from 11.00am until 7.00pm so it would be lovely to see you at some time during the day.

If you want to get around whilst you are here on holiday or maybe your guests in your gite would like to get out and about but leave the car at home, then we would like to introduce you to “GoGo Bike Hire”. Run by Angie and Richard, GoGo can offer bikes for the whole family, including “Tagalongs”, child seats and child/baby bike trailers so all the family can take part. Helmets, pumps and basic tool kit are included and they can arrange to deliver the bikes to you if you are in the Vendee and Deux Sevres regions. If you would like to contact them they have a website – www.gogobikehire.com or email atinfo@gogobikehire.com or phone them on (0033) 02 28 13 01 60 and we have flyers with all the infomration available in the cafe.

On the 15th, 16th and 17th August there is a Traction Engine and Farm vehicle show at the Ferme de la Tuilerie between Cheffois and Reaumur. At only 5Euros entrance fee for adults and free for all accompanied children this looks like a good family day out. Again we have more information in the cafe.

We have a request please for any lady golfers out there who would like to join one of our clients, Carol, who is looking for a golfing partner. Carol lives here in the Vendee and is looking for any other golf loving ladies who would like to join her. You can contact her on her email – haningtoncarol@yahoo.co.uk or through us here at the cafe.

We are also looking for anyone who would have a use for used chip oil! As you can imagine during the busy season we get through quite a lot of chip oil (we use sunflower oil by the way!) and it seems such a waste just to take it to the dechetterie. If anyone is running their vehicles on oil and would like our old oil then please get in touch.

Just a quick reminder on opening hours – we are open every day except Tuesday from 11.00am until 7.00pm – lunch is served from 12 noon until around 3.00pm and of course we are open late on a Friday evening for both drinks and our two or three course evening meal (we also have a children’s menu too). Our menu on a Friday evening includes selections from the normal menu as well as a special in the starter and main course – usually a fresh fish dish depending on what’s available in the morning as all our dishes are cooked fresh to order. Our two course menu (starter + main or main + dessert) is 15 euros per head or you can have all three courses for a very reasonable 18 euros per head. It is advisable to book if you want a specific table as we do get quite busy.

OK I think that is it for the moment – as things crop up this month we may well send out some short notes to keep you all updated. Hope to see you in the cafe soon,

Kind regards
Paul and Karen
Cafe Cour du Miracle
Tel: 02 51 00 54 93
www.cafecourdumiracle.com
Our Facebook page is
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Cour-du-Miracle/260722972529
www.inthevendee.com
www.vouvantvendee.com
www.vouvant-vendee.com