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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 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, 31 August 2019

September lunch

Hello Ladies

We are delighted to invite you to the next lunch on

Tuesday 10th September

This will be held at one of our favourite restaurants

La Falène Bleue Auberge

at Lannepax

We hope that you can join us  The chef has prepared the following menu for us.  Please can you complete the form with your email to register your interest or let us know if you are unable to attend.  

Please book early to ensure that you reserve your place but numbers will be restricted to 50.  We hope that the weather will be kind to us and we can eat on the terrace.

Mille-feuille saumon et betterave
 (salmon and beetroot)


Salade de mesclun, œuf mollet et jambon de pays  
 (salad with poached egg and ham)

Bœuf sauté au soja et petits légumes  
(Beef sautée in soya with vegetables)


Brick de lieu noir à la tapenade
(black pollock tapenade )


Vermine aux fruits rouge et romarin 

Vin compris

Café is not included.  If you want coffee you will need to pay the restaurant directly for coffee or tea.  

The cost will be 19€.  Numbers will be restricted to 50, therefore please can you book early (by Tuesday 3rd September).  Please note that  absolute deadline for booking is Friday 6th September , we will not be able to change the reservation after this date. I need to give the provisional numbers by Tuesday 3rd September, so please can you reserve your place by Tuesday.  As usual, I will send out the list of everyone who has booked before the deadline.

Details of the booking 

  • The restaurant will open their doors at 12;00, therefore please aim to arrive between 12 and 12:15
  • Numbers will be restricted to 50, when the cap has been reached, I will send an email and start a small waiting list.  
  • Please book as quickly as possible and before Tuesday 3 September.  The deadline for booking is Friday 6th September .  This is the date that I will give definitive numbers, so it will not be possible to change after this date.  You will be charged if you cancel after this date, unless we can get a replacement from the waiting list 
  • Any cancellations after Sunday 8 September will definitely be charged.
  • Please reply to the email address at the bottom of this message if you are having problems with the email or feel that it may not have worked.  I will then add your details manually.
  • The cost of this lunch is €19, which includes wine But not tea/ coffee .  
  • I will send a list of attendees before the deadline
  • Please bring your cheque for €19 made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac or cash in envelope with your name on it.  Your help with this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking process.
yours in friendship 


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Walk August 2019

Dear Walkers

Our next walk will take place in the pretty hilltop village of Lavardens dominated by its Chateau and church on 

Friday 9 August starting at 10.30 am

Lavardens is situated off the D930 Condom/Auch main road.  It is a moderate circular walk of 
10 kms (maximum 3h) with a variant of 5 kms (about 1.5h).  The walk takes us out into the countryside in amongst the sunflowers with excellent views of Lavardens for much of the walk which means a few hills! We will pass ancient twin mills, the old Chapel of Saint Marie in amongst the vines and the old lavoir before returning to the village.

Re-walk - Montesquiou - 
Wednesday 14 August starting at 10.30 am

We will walk the variant of 4.5 kms - a circular easy walk which starts in the pretty village of Montesquiou.  We walk up the High Street through the village onto part of the Compostello St Jacques which we re-join later on in the walk.  There are some good views and we pass the old lavoir en route.

If you would like to join either or both of these walks and are not a member of the Walking Group, please email

Monday, 5 August 2019

August Picnic

Dear Ladies

We hope that you are enjoying the slightly cooler weather. 

Invitation to summer picnic on

Tuesday 13 August 

at Château de Bascous (near to Eauze)

We are delighted to invite you to our annual  summer picnic on Tuesday 13th August at Chateau de Bascous.  This is a wonderful courtyard setting and the perfect location for a picnic with lawns and a tent allowing us to eat, drink and chat in the leafy shade, it is surrounded by vines and open countryside to take an afternoon stole or if you feel more energetic we will have a game of pétanque.  A perfect chance for us all to spend a relaxing afternoon together.  The picnic area is behind the Marie at BASCOUS. 

Everyone who attended last year really enjoyed the event and we hope that it will be as successful this year.  You can bring as many guests as you like and there is a play area for children. 

We have arranged for tables and chairs, which will be set up in the large tented  area, so we can meet even if the weather is less-favourable.

The picnic will be “bring and share” style, but the way that you want to organize the food is completely up to you.  Our recommendation is that everyone brings their preferred main plate (eg basic salad /protein) with the food that you and your party want to eat, plus a large plate of something for sharing (eg pre-dinner nibbles, side salad, pie, quiche, desert). 

You may want to organise yourselves into groups with your guests / friend and work out the picnic that you will bring between yourselves .  Others may want to bring there own picnic and not share.  We want to keep this as flexible, free and relaxed as possible to meet your needs, but hope that you want to join in with the idea of conviviality and sharing. 

Please also bring your own cutlery, plates, glasses etc. So that you have all that you need for a delicious picnic. 

Gascogne Ladies Club will be subsidizing the event by providing the venue (tables, chairs and tent), table coverings, wine (it will be better quality than last year), soft drinks, Bread and cheese.  

We would like to invite you all to a pétanque challenge.  Please bring your own sets of boules if you have them. 

This event is completely GRATUIT and is open to you, your partners and guests. There is no restriction on numbers – you just need to provide sufficient food for your party and a bit extra to share.  

The picnic will start at 12:00 and will continue into the afternoon.   

Look forward to seeing you.

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