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Réans, Armagnac, 32 Gers, 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 LLC 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. 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

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Garden Visit June 2018




Dear Gardeners


Our next outing will take place on



Thursday 7th June


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.




GETTING THERE

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.

Below is a link to Google maps giving directions:

Sunday, 27 May 2018

LLC Walk June 2018








Dear Members

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.

For more information, please email




Wednesday, 23 May 2018

LLC Lunch June 2018




Dear Ladies

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

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Risotto cabillaud (cod) chorizo


Ou / Or

Balotine de volaille (chicken) aux champignons

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Crème brulee vanilla Tonka



The cost is 19 Euro, which includes wine, tea or coffee.

The deadline for bookings is MONDAY 4th June  but numbers 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. 




Sunday, 13 May 2018

Open Garden Scheme 2018




Dear Gardeners and Everyone

Just a little reminder about these two lovely private gardens open to visit on

Sunday 20th May under the
Open Gardens scheme. 

The entrance fee goes to a very worthwhile charity à Chacun son Everest.



Hopefully the weather will have improved a bit by then !

Best wishes, Pat and Caroline
                         
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Message from Ann and James Jowitt

Dear All


 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 opengardens.eu.

I'm attaching a flyer. Hope to see you on the 20th May!








Monday, 7 May 2018

Garden Visit May 18






Dear Gardeners

For our next outing on

Thursday 10th May 2018

we will be visiting the Iriseraie de Papon in Laplume which is located on the D931 between Condom and Agen.

Spread over 3 hectares with approximately 4000 different varieties of Iris collected over the last 25 years - this should be a colourful visit !




We will meet there at 14.30


The address is:


Papon de bas
LAPLUME (47310)

As you come through the village of Laplume from Condom, when you pass the end of village sign it's the next turning on the right.

We look forward to seeing you then.

For more information, please email






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