GASCOGNE LADIES CLUB (GLC) -
We aim to act as a link between women of all nationalities, for social contact and the exchange of information, the organisation of various events including exhibitions, markets, creative workshops, and to share our regional knowledge of life in Gascony, France.
Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The GLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups
We are lucky enough to have a rare opportunity to visit the lovely private garden of Alex Constantine at his home called 'Perron' near Moncrabeau.
This is a landscaped, park-like setting reminiscent of the gardens of "Capability Brown". There is also a parterre in front of the house, many roses and specimen trees with an attractive pool area and fine views.
Tea will be served after the visit.
The house 'Perron' lies about 2 km to the east of the village of Moncrabeau.
Moncrabeau is between Condom and Nerac on the D930. Turn off the D930 onto the D219, which will take you through Moncrabeau. Staying on the D219, it will take you about five minutes and you’ll find 'Perron' on you right. We look forward to seeing you there.
The LLC is proposing to launch a new activity to include walking and our first LLC walk will take place on
Wednesday 6th June
starting at 14.30 at Ju Belloc.
This is an easy circular walk (about 8 kms) and should take you no more than 2.5 hours to complete.
It starts at Ju Belloc and walks through a donkey sanctuary - the donkeys are friendly! We then skirt along the River Adour following the Greenwich Meridian Line. We turn off towards Belloc and then travel back northwards parallel to the D173 on footpaths towards our starting point. We should see pretty flora and fauna as we pass through ancient woodlands and should see the ancient 'lavoir' and mill near Ju Belloc.
We will supply a map in English and French for this walk.
If you would like to participate in this walk but feel that it is too long; it is possible to walk part of it (say through the donkey sanctuary and along the River Adour) but you would have to re-trace your steps back to the start. This would be about 4 kms.
We are delighted to welcome you to next LLC lunch on
Tuesday 12th June
at La Falene Bleue in Lannepax. This is a lovely venue in the summer with a large covered terrace and has recently been taken over by a young couple who are rapidly building their reputation with their style of food, ambience and quality service.
Our hosts, Fabien and Helene, look forward to welcoming us to the lunch and offer the following menu. They hope that we all have a very enjoyable experience and we hope that the sun will be shining.
Tartare de saumon
ou / or
Salade de cruidites
Risotto cabillaud (cod) chorizo
Ou / Or
Balotine de volaille (chicken) aux champignons
Crème brulee vanilla Tonka
The cost is 19 Euro, which includes wine, tea or coffee.
The deadline for bookings is MONDAY 4th June butnumbers will be capped at 50; so book early to avoid disappointment. When we reach this number any additional names will be added to a waiting list.
Please can you submit your reservation form as soon as possible together with your choice of starter and main course. Please book early so that we can ensure that there is a place for everyone.
Please send me an email by responding to this email on:
If you are having problems with the form or feel that it has not worked (you should get a notification at the end of the process). I will manually add you to the list (please also let me know your choices). I will send out a list of responses before the deadline.
We look forward to welcoming you from 12:00.
Please bring either your cheque for €19, made payable to “Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac”, or cash in an envelope marked with your name. Your assistance with this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking-in process.
Please note that you will be charged if you cancel within 72 hours of the lunch.
The LLC Committee look forward to welcoming you to a lively and convivial luncheon on 12th June.
Hopefully the weather will have improved a bit by then !
Best wishes, Pat and Caroline
Message from Ann and James Jowitt
Please help spread the word about the
Open Gardens Day on Sunday 20th May
when Jennifer and Alan Story will be opening their garden at Lasbadies in tandem with Ann and James
Jowitt near St Puy.
With the late Spring these two very different gardens should look amazing.
The entry fee of 5€ for both gardens will go to the French charity, Chacun son Everest, which
helps children recovering from cancer.
Open from 10.30 - 17.00
If you're going to the St Puy May Fair on that date, this is only a short drive from Taillefer, the home of Ann and
James Jowitt. Here you will discover a beautiful garden, a romantic English garden full of roses,
colour coordinated borders and a dry garden surrounding a folly. From there it is 20 minutes drive north to Lasbadies, the garden of Jennifer and Alan Story.
Here you can explore different garden rooms with herbaceous borders, a wisteria walk, a water
feature, sculptures and parterre. In addition there will be a plant and book stall. Enjoy the views
and relax in the garden with tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
For more information on both gardens and directions visit the Open Gardens website
I'm attaching a flyer. Hope to see you on the 20th May!