le Petit Journal de La Flaujaguaise in English September 2018

le Petit Journal de
La Flaujaguaise

September 2018

Dear Friends,

La Flaujaguaise’s first summer has surpassed all our hopes!! Even those of our most ardent optimists: in two months, 80 new members, a festive outdoor meal on the riverside that drew over 80 guests, canoe outings, restaurant nights, pétanque parties, hikes, a national film premiere… not to mention our now-famous monthly potluck apéritifs and the ladie's night of dancing and fun under the light of the full moon!!!

But above and beyond all the festivities we organised this summer – and intend to reinforce and continue throughout this autumn and winter - we are now working on new objectives aimed at bringing the inhabitants of Flaujagues and the surrounding villages together in a practical daily sense, encouraging solidarity, participation and cohesion in our community.

And September is our starting block: you’ll find more details below in this Petit Journal de La Flaujaguaise.

We wish you all a happy return from the summer holidays and extend our great appreciation once again to the entire team who made our August 25th event such a huge success !

Jean-Luc and Jean-Marc

New at at La Flaujaguaise!
French classes for non-French speakers

Claudine Etienne will be giving classes for La Flaujaguaise in French as a foreign language. Please contact Claudine directly if you are interested at claudine@laflaujaguaise.org.

Further details appear below in the Petit Journal.

Computer skills classes

The subjects as planned to date :

Proper use of internet and e-mail
Basic and advanced skills in word processing and spreadsheets

Best use of a smartphone (including the most useful applications)

Sign-up at

Group purchasing

The idea being to form groups in order to obtain reduced prices with local artisans offering services required by everyone, such as :

Chimney sweeping
Tree pruning
Purchasing of firewood
Purchasing of heating oïl


And the list could go on and on…

If the idea interests you, please make yourself known rapidly by indicating to us which actions you wish to take part in so that we may then negociate the most advantageous tarifs for all concerned. Please let us know not only which action interests you, but also the quantities needed.

Please do not hesitate to suggest other actions than those listed above ! In return, we will hold a meeting to communicate the results we’ll have been able to obtain.

All enquiries go to groupons@laflaujaguaise.org      

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La Flaujaguaise Activity Calendar  
September 2018
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It's back to gym class on Wednesday 5 September from 18:30 to 19:45 at the salle polyvalente in Flaujagues!
Make "sport" rhyme with "fun" by joining us every Wednesday evening: your first trial class is free of charge !

The Gym 2000 association will hold its annual General Meeting after class on Wednesday, September 12th.
More info : President Annie Araoz 06 87 60 08 07.


Pétanques players of all levels and all ages, ladies and gents, big and small, meet us every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 18:00 on under the trees near the church on the place in Flaujagues. 

Bring your own equipment and something to quench the thirst, along with a snack or two : we'll share the bounty.
And now, MÖLKKY !

… for the entire family, we are now playing this Finnish throwing game alongside our « boulistes ». Since Jacques hand-crafted 4 super sets of Mölkky, La Flaujaguaise fans of all ages have been hooked into the fun ! Come along and give it a try !


Following the success of last year’s Ecofête, the local collective « Transition au fil de l’eau » and the Mairie of Flaujagues are organising from 10am to 8pm on the Place in Flaujagues this second edition.

From 10.30 on, conferences (in French) on the subjects of climate change, edible forests, cities and territories in transition, vegetable and medicinal gardens.

Games and activities for children run throughout the day.

Botanical walks with Bruno Wisniewski depart at 10.30, 14.30 et 16.30. (Places are limited and there is a fee of 5 euros per person. Inscriptions at 06 70 82 75 22.)

A plant and seed swap, a local fresh food and artisanal market, organic restaurant service (bring your own plates, cutlery, glasses!) complete the day’s offering and a traditional French « bal » finishes it all up starting at 17.00.

Look for La Flaujaguaise on our stand selling organic sausage sandwiches !


The Mascaret advances up the river at a speed of 10 to 20 km per hour and the wave can reach 1,36 meters in height, but is not constant. The village of Saint Pardon, near Vayres on the Dordogne River is a particularly good viewing spot for this local phenomenon.

Meet us on the port in Saint Pardon on Tuesday, September 11th when there will be the highest coefficient of the year at a healthy 110: the Mascaret is due to arrive at Saint Pardon at precisely 18h14 and the wave waits for no one! We will be on the port from about 17:15 on to watch the surfers take to the water.

Ride-sharing from Flaujagues will leave at 16h45 from the Place de la Mairie.


Alain and Claudine are organising an 8 km walk in and around the village of Mouliets.
Depart : Ride-sharing from Flaujagues 8:45am on the village place.
The depart for the walk will take place at 9am on the parking area of the school in Mouliets.


Don't forget water, a snack if you need one, and a hat. 
Long trousers are also recommended for the hike.

We live in a village full of history and this National Heritage weekend is the perfect excuse to discover (or re-discover !) it.

Meet up with La Flaujaguaise on Saturday morning, 15th September at 10.30 in front of the church in Flaujagues for an historic walk of about an hour through the village center. We’ll open a few doors that rarely are anymore and share the ambience of yesterday and today : even a few Flaujagues mysteries may be revealed!

Come along with your own anecdotes, photos and memories … at the end of the walk, La Flaujaguaise will buy you a drink !


From 18.30 to 20.00 at the salle polyvalente in Flaujagues, Kevin is organising a games night for all ages.
Bring your own deck of cards or any other game that pleases you, drink and nibbles to share, and join in the fun !
We’ll have more games on hand to discover.


If you are not a native French-speaker and live in Flaujagues or its surrounding villages ...
If you want to be able to converse with your French neighbors ...
Or if, simply, you would like to get by a little more fluently in everyday life situations in your adopted country…
classes for non-French speakers are proposed by La Flaujaguaise.

Claudine will receive all interested parties individually on 24th September, in order to assess each person's level of French. 
All further details will be given at this time..

For all info and reservations, please contact Claudine by e-mail (I understand written English) at this address:


Don’t forget our monthly « rendez-vous » at 18.30 in the salle polyvalente in Flaujagues on the quays of the Dordogne !

If you have not already received your La Flaujaguaise membership card, it will be waiting for you there !

Grand Potluck Apéritif at La Flaujaguaise
Saturday 29 September

18.30 to 21.00
at the Salle Polyvalente in Flaujagues

Please bring a bottle and a plate of finger food to share:
fun and friendship guaranteed
on the banks of the beautiful Dordogne.

 Everyone is welcome !
Please invite your friends and neighbors ! 


If you, or anyone that you know, wish to participate in any event organised by La Flaujaguaise, but do not have a means of transportation, please do not hesitate to let us know : 

Kevin is organising a system of solidary transportation and can bring you to any of our activities, as well as get you back home afterwards. 

Kevin also proposes to accompany persons without an automobile from Flaujagues to the weekly market in Castillon on Monday mornings.

Contact us via e-mail at info@laflaujaguaise.org

Coming to La Flaujaguaise …


As a first step in the project of a film club activity for La Flaujaguaise, Diane has organised a special price for our members with the cinema La Brèche in Sainte Foy la Grande. Upon presentation of your La Flaujaguaise membership card at the cinema, you will pay only 5 euros (instead of 6€50) entry.

La Brèche presents specially chosen « ciné-club » films every Thursday evening at 20.30, starting on October 11 with Shōhei Imamura’s « Balade de Narayama » which won the Palme d'or at the Cannes film festival in 1983.

Documentary films will be added to the La Brèche calendar in November. We will keep everyone up to date on this activity as it progresses : ride-sharing from Flaujagues to La Brèche can be organised for those interested.

News from our members


The film « A Thousand Pieces » 
I’m looking for any photos taken during the film "A Thousand Pieces" at La Bréche.
If you have any, could you please send them to me at
Thanks a bunch ! 

Organic vegetable baskets

Julien can sometimes make weekly organic vegetable baskets. He has fields at Fougueyra on the road outside of Flaujagues on the river road towards Castillon. Contact him at coucou33jul@gmail.com

Marion also sells vegetables. She has a different selling system so the best is to contact her directly so she can explain the way she works.  marionstannard@yahoo.fr

Save your wine stoppers !

Annie is collecting cork wine stoppers for cancer research and plastic stoppers to help finance the purchase of wheel chairs for the handicapped. 

You can bring your saved stoppers (seperated cork and plastic, please) each last Saturday of every month to our Grand Potluck Aperitif events. 

Send us your annoncements before the 20th September for the next edition (October) of the Petit Journal de La Flaujaguaise* to info@laflaujaguaise.org

* The Board of La Flaujaguaise reserves the right to publish only those annoncements that conform strictly to our statutes and to refuse any and all annoncements of commercial, political or religious character. 

Click here to view our August photo album

La Flaujaguaise is a non-profit organisation, based on a spirit of solidarity and sharing. In order to protect this spirit, as well as the privacy of our members and guests, commercial solicitation of any kind is strictly prohibited during La Flaujaguaise activities and events, through our social medias and via the use of our listings.

Any child present at our events and activities is placed under the strict responsibility and supervision of his/her accompanying parent. 

The Association La Flaujaguaise declines all responsibility for un-accompanied and/or un-supervised children by a member of their family. 

We thank you for your understanding.

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