August 2017 Newsletter

Bonjour everyone!

Summer is here and so are all our visitors, family and friends – a great time for all of us! We are very proud that we have been awarded a certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the fifth year running and we are still at the top of the list in the village, thanks to everyone who has taken the time to review the cafe.  The sun is shining and the surf beckons, so here goes with what is happening in and around Vouvant this month.

Throughout August there are a number of exhibitions in the galleries and artisan workshops in Vouvant. There is plenty of parking if you live outside the village and travel here by car; there is the Place du Bail parking opposite the cafe, the Tennis Court car park just opposite the Salle des Fetes, the parking places outside the Mairie and opposite the church, as well as the car park behind the church, and the parking for camping cars at the top of the village as you come in from the main Fontenay road.

There is a new feature in the village too, a chain bridge, which connects one side of the river to the other. You just walk on and pull yourself across and you can then meander through the meadow back to the old lavoir. If you’re not sure where it is come and see Paul for directions.

We have a new proprietor in the shop in the House of Miracles next to the cafe. Gill has a range of beautiful jewellery, gifts, scarves and other items all at very reasonable prices and beautifully displayed in the shop. She is open each day except Tuesday, from 10 till 6pm and would love to see you.

Don’t forget we also have Fresco, with their hand painted furniture and gifts as well as the Soap and Perfume shop, Leather art and jewellery, and of course the galleries. For the children we have the play area down on the ramparts and the tower to climb with magnificent views making the effort worthwhile.  Of course there is also the cafe to visit and enjoy; ice creams, drinks or a meal in the courtyard – well worth a visit!

Due to the amount of interest shown in Nick’s artwork we have agreed to show some more of his paintings and they are installed in the rear of the cafe. The works by our other artists are all now back in the front of the cafe with more being added all the time!

Our next Sunday roast will be on Sunday 20th August, a choice of two starters, two roasts with all the trimmings and a choice of desserts – 15€00 for two courses and 18€00 for three courses. Bookings are recommended as places are limited, especially if you want to be outside! Bookings can be taken for tables between 12.00noon and 2.15pm. Looking forward to seeing you.

And finally don’t forget our Friday night specials – we have a blackboard menu with choices from two starters, three main courses and two desserts – we usually have a fresh fish dish, a salad and a meat or poultry option, as well as having a vegetarian option too. Tables are available from 7.00pm and last orders for food are at 9.00pm

Well folks that’s all for now, looking forward to seeing you all soon
in the cafe!
Kind regards
Paul and Karen
Cafe Cour du Miracle, 85120 Vouvant
Tel: 02 51 00 54 93
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