On Hot Summer Nights

During the months of July and August the villages in the area host their “Marches Nocturnes”, which are a brilliant way of experiencing the local produce and culture of the region. What could be better on hot Summer nights than food, wine, music, dance and most of all excellent company.

During the evening markets tables are set up around a central square or along the main road of the villages and vendors sell everything you need for a good meal, including the excellent wine of the region. There is usually live music or a DJ and dancing well into the evening. Which is what we did in St Cyprien and St Pompon.

Saint Cyprien

Not even a rain shower stopped the revelry in St Cyprien.
 

Sherry and Angus ready for their dinner
 

Brilliant musicians topped the evening.
 

Saint Pompon

Such a delicious choice of food.
 

Wow, we had to try a selection of the scrumptious desserts above.
 

This gentleman danced around the bottles, sang, played an instrument of four harmonica’s, plus castanets.
 

You meet such a lot of interesting people. The couple at the end of our table were on holiday from the North of France. We were telling them about the places of interest in the area, including Daglan of course.
 

Angus and I had to get up and dance YMCA, great fun.
 

Boogie Night for Sherry and I. We had such a good time that we are all going to St Pompon again this Saturday… see you there.

You need to arrive early for a good seat and remember to take your own cutlery.
 
 

Events :-

It is that time of year again, four nights of no sleep but boy do we have fun.


 
 

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4 thoughts on “On Hot Summer Nights

  1. Love your blogs, Chris and Paul. You capture life in this little village like no-one else does. And, what I really love, you never miss an opportunity to promote the local businesses (whether it be the 8-a-Huit, the Brico up the road helping out with its forklift, or Dominique the artist). The power of the pen can be caustic or uplifting. Love the way you uplift the Daglan community with your positive writing.

  2. Love you blog, especially the todays photo from St. Cyp…we have a holiday home there, and this is the first summer in many years we havent been able to get over. Missing it, our neighbours and all the summer activities terribly!
    Cheers,
    Paul & Pippa Diamond
    Toronto

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