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On our multilingual internet site you will find descriptions of excursions, visits cultural or sports events, reports about creative, social and associative, initiatives, learning and training opportunities, special skills, interesting people and places, you will take a share in others' ideas and impressions in relationship with their Médoc experience.

The rich Médoc

Edible wild plants in Médoc gardens Why “the riches of the Médoc”? Historians, especially those in Bordeaux, believe the Médoc is a land of savages living in an unspeakable country, full of pestilential marshes, inhabited by half-savages, even complete savages, shipwreckers, hideous beings, in short ….. there is nothing to excite their curiosity...
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Frontstalag 221

Saving Cordouan lighthouse Yesterday I was walking my dog in a part of the village that I had never been to before. And there …. I noticed, 50 metres away, and near to a roundabout that I frequently pass in the car, a stele that I had never noticed. Of course I went to have a look at it and I learnt something of which I was completely unaware: there were prisoner of war camps in France in WWII. They were called “Frontstalag”...
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Edible wild plants in Médoc gardens

Edible wild plants in Médoc gardens On the 31st July, within the framework of La table européenne, Médoc-Actif and La maison d'Artemis invited Laurence Dessimoulie. After a brief outline art of her way of cooking and her approach to the flora of the Médoc, Laurence invited each one of us to discover the wild plants in our own gardens: their gustative, nutritional and sometimes even curative values...
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Old Soulac and the sand-free bunker, accompanied by quiches and salads

Old Soulac and a bunker cleared of sand, accompanied by quiches and salads Despite the threat of a storm (the event was planned for the open air), more than 40 interested Europeans, mainly French and German, came together in the hope of being enraptured by 83 year old Jean-Paul Lescorce. And it worked...
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Shopping in Bergerac

Shopping in Bergerac Through a friend, we heard about "More than soap", a small craft company that produces dream soaps sold by mail, but also in a small shop in the old town of Bergerac. Nia, an aromatherapist from Wales, makes the soaps, and her husband Karim advises customers in front of house. Entering the shop is a truly wonderful sensory experience: the fragrances are extraordinary and the products present a real treat for the eyes...
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