'Les Chimères' is a B & B, (plus 2 small gites) home of Lisanne Ashton, a painter settled in Puylaroque, SW France, since 1992.
30 Jul 2012
C'est la fête!
Les Chimères, Puylaroque, SW France
The village fete means streets swept, illuminations up and the dodgems
come to town.... it's always held the last weekend in July and starts on
Friday night with a 'retraite aux flambeaux' ie. kids have burning
torches or Chinese lanterns and everyone tours the narrow streets
accompanied by live musicians. Then there's a dance in the village hall.
On Saturday around 200 people eat an 4 course evening meal, usually
outside but this year storms threatened,so we were inside; all organised
(and served!) by the hard working, tireless members of the Fete
committee.Then it's the rumba, polka, waltz and maybe salsa till the
small hours... Sunday midday sees a wreath placed on the war memorial
followed by the ubiquitous 'apéritifs' and a vintage car display with
yet another group for the dance in the evening. Monday seems so..o.oo