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RĂ©ans, 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 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

Saturday, 27 October 2018

November Lunch


Bonjour Ladies

We are delighted to invite you to the next lunch, which will be at:

 Le Commerce in Estang on
 Tuesday 13th November

We hope that you can join us as this very popular venue.  Please can you complete the emailed form to register your interest or to let us know if you are unable to attend.

Please note that this is a change from the recently advertised venue as we have had problems obtaining a satisfactory menu (and still don't have one).  Therefore, we asked Le Commerce at Estang to help us out and they have agreed to the following menu at very short notice, .  We are very grateful to them for helping us out at such short notice,  even though they are holiday the week before our lunch. 

The menu is as follows:

Tourte aux epinards et Fromage de Chevere 
(spinach and goat's cheese torte)

Roti de veau, haricots blancs 
(roast veal with white beans)


Pave de Saumon 

Soupe de poires, glace vanilla et Chantilly 
(Pear soup with vanilla ice cream and Chantilly cream)

The cost is €18 including wine (without tea or coffee)

The deadline for booking is Sunday 4th November and I will be giving final, definitive numbers on Friday 9th November.  As usual I will send out the list of everyone who has booked before the 4th November.  Sorry for the short timelines - they are because of the circumstances as explained above.

Details of booking
  • The deadline for booking is Sunday 4th November
  • There is unlikely to be a cap on numbers - but it is helpful if you can book early so that I can discuss numbers if there are a lot of people interested
  • If you miss the deadline, we should be able to add a few extra people when I give the definitive numbers on Friday 9th November. 
  • You are likely to be charged if you cancel after the 9th November and will definitely be charged if you cancel on or after Sunday 11th November
  • Please reply to the email address at the bottom of this message if you are having problems with the form or feel that it may not have worked.  I will add your details manually.
  • The cost is €18, which includes wine but does not include tea or coffee
  • I will send a list of attendees before the deadline on 4th November
  • Please bring your cheque for €18 made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac or cash in an envelope with your name on it.  Your help with this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking process
The next LLC lunch will be Tuesday 11th December at Le Pigeonneau, Riscle.  This will be our special Christmas lunch

Other club activities and members notice board

I will send a separate email with all of our activities in November.  Please drop me a line if you have anything that you would like to be added.

Yours in friendship

Monday, 15 October 2018

LLC Walk 5 - Bazian

Dear Walkers

Our next walk will be at Bazian and will take place on Friday 9th November

There is an option of TWO walks and you are very welcome to do both or either. We will meet at the Monument des Morts outside the cemetery. 

5a - A modified circular easy walk of 5 kms starting at 10.30 am and
5b - A modified moderate walk of 11.5 kms staring at 14.00.

Bazian is an ancient medieval village with its 'porte' and chateau situated on the D174 which is located off the D34 Vic Fenzensac to Montesquiou road.  The walks have outstanding panoramic views of the valleys of the Guirou and l'Auzoue and we will pass an abundance of old mills.  The terrain is hilly and the amount of tracks v road walking is an estimation of 60/40 but the only main road is the D174 to the village which is about 0.5 km of walking.

Re-walk of Valence-sur-Baise - 12 kms

We will be re-walking the Valence-sur-Baise on Wednesday 14th November.  We will meet at 10.30 am at the Abbey de Flaran.  This is a moderate circular walk which takes us through ancient woods, past chateaux and past the ancient double lock of Graziac.  We then visit the village of Herret with its splendid views and aerodrome and continue back towards the Abbey de Flaran (visits possible) with far reaching views of Valence in the distance.

If you would like to be included in either or all of these walks, please email

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Members' Noticeboard

Dear Ladies

Please find below some information on our internal support group, helping hands and an invitation to join the Gersabelles in their Christmas Carol project.  This is open to everyone (and partners) who want to air their singing voices for Christmas.

HELPING HANDS -  This is an internal support group.  We offer assistance to any LLC member who needs temporary or emergency support. The group can give practical help in the house or garden, do shopping, provide transport to hospital appointments, come for home visits or just listen.  This group is run by Magda Looij and Pamela Savage.  You can contact them if you need help, or if you know of somebody who needs assistance.  Or you can contact them if you would like more information or to have your name added to this list of helpers.  Magda will be at the lunch on Tuesday, please have a chat with her if you would like more information or email lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com

THE GERSABELLES -  This is the LLC singing group/ choir.  They performed at our summer BBQ and have had a few successful concerts during the summer.  The group have decided to start a Christmas Carol project, which will start now and run until Christmas.  As this is a special project we would like to open it up to anyone in the LLC who feels like singing for fun even if you would not normally want to commit to the choir.  Due to a number of requests it is also open to husbands, partners and significant others.  If you and/or your partner would be interested in joining this group please let Kat (the leader of the choir) know, by responding to this by email lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com or speaking to Margaretha at the lunch on Tuesday.

The Gersabelles rehearse in Nogaro (a room above the cinema) on Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 12:00.  We are looking to put together a few carols to perform as we build up to Christmas - the dates to be confirmed but are likely to be at the beginning of December.  Please join us for rehearsals even if you may not be able to attend all of the performances. 

We would love to see new faces and hear some new voices so hope that you will be inspired to join this fun festive project.  We are also looking for a pianist, as our current pianist Helen is working in the UK for a few months,  We would be delighted to find a pianist who can help out with this Christmas Carole project.

TEA AND SALE - Marian L'Estrange has asked that I remind you that she has invited us to her house (in Condom)  for tea after the lunch on Tuesday 9th October.  She has some items that she would like to sell and wants to offer them to the LLC members.

A list of activities for November will be sent out later in the month.

If you need any further information please contact us by email lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com

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