Please note these are direct translations from the local newspaper!
Rocamadour. The Monkey Forest darling
In the cool of the night, and sounds a little cry broke the silence of the forest to sleep: Magot a baby is born at the top of tall trees, away from predators. It weighs about 600 gr. His face is red, his body black and clumsy gestures yet, but already it is the pride of his mother and will be an attraction for the whole group of Magots who discovered at dawn. The males take care of him at a young age is a specific case.
Birth as they have all the spring and early summer period particularly favorable in terms of temperature and food supply. Babies and enough time to develop before facing their first winter. Since April, twelve births have already occurred. The oldest of the baby is 2 months old and the youngest was born this week!
Guides are present along the route. They will be happy to explain to visitors the unique and unexpected behavior that they can observe in monkeys.
Hours: July and August, from 9:30 to 18:30 without interruption. Contact: 0565336268;www.laforetdessinges.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Fajoles. Animations on the prehistoric sites
In Fajoles for the second year, the collective manifestation of "Paléonautes" is renewed. On this occasion, the prehistoric sites offer novel animations, original approaches in science combining creative, entertainment and meetings with researchers. For the PIAG website, here are two events: Wednesday, July 6 to 21 hours (hall of Fajoles the Plain)
Projection of the film series "gestures of Prehistory, the Middle Paleolithic early Upper Paleolithic" of how, without recorded evidence, without writing prehistory can be built on the only remains found. This evening will be hosted by Serge Maury, prehistorian, former curator of the archaeological heritage of the Dordogne, in collaboration with the International Division of Prehistory in Les Eyzies. Tuesday, July 12 to 20 h 30 (PIAG website): "The PIAG, (pre) history and escapades."Musical tale drawn "Paléo'notes Arts." To discover the history of PIAG in a different way. Information: Tourist Office High Bouriane 05 65 37 94 27 or 05 65 37 18 70.
Rocamadour. The Amadour was bottled
Last week, the cellars of winemakers of Rocamadour, the 2010 harvest was bottled.
This represents about 11 000 bottles of rose wine and 20,000 bottles of red wine, or 30% below the 2009 harvest. This was due to climatic conditions of summer 2010. This year there will be no wine in the cubi Marcaillou. The Amadour red or rosé falls into the category of Vin de Pays du Lot and obtained in 2010 the bronze medal contest of the appellation and is qualified for the 2011 competition.
The Red Amadour an intense color black with purple hues, with a nose of black fruit with vegetal notes (blackcurrant, blackberry), aromas of cherries in eau-de-vie, prunes, supported by a spicy and peppery. It has a very wide mouth and spicy with fine tannins and velvet. It is recommended to serve at 15 ° C and accompanies lamb, duck breast, duck confit or the AOC Rocamadour cheese.
Souillac. July: music, dance and festivals in the program
Once again, the summer promises to be full of activities in town. To discover the history of the city, guided tours of the Abbey St. Mary will be held throughout the summer and to enjoy the local delicacies, the farmers' market stalls will take place every Wednesday Sim Copans. The carnival is back in force, from July 8 to 10, the fairgrounds and "Los Festaïres" promises much joy and gaiety with an outdoor cinema, July 7, at the Museum of the PLC. Then place the balls neighborhood with "Paris Bastringue" Verninac went on July 8 and the orchestra "Bergougnoux," preceded by a torchlight procession, July 14 instead of Wells. National Day, the city will offer its fireworks place Pierre Betz. July 10, the Dordogne will be celebrated with dance hall and picnic on its banks. In the evening, time to echo in the abbey church organ with Jean-Louis Weyan, 18, with Chiron and Marc, 31, with Henri Julien. Meanwhile, on July 11, the Choir Boys Choir Lyon enchant the vaults of the ancient church.
Before the jazz exploded in the city, a puppet show will be given in the hall on July 13 and July 15 to July 31, the library will host the exhibition "Sim Copans and Africa." For, after all, jazz is here with, from July 19 to 24, the renowned festival. Children's workshops "jazz art" studio sound painting, photos and paintings exhibitions, concerts and strolls in the city, film, lectures, picnics and hiking, gospel, blues and return to the roots of jazz rhythms succeed in a lifetime.
The "mime Wednesdays" will begin on July 27, and "The Man Without Memory" will show before the artists expose the Lot, from July 28 to August 21, in the cool room of St. Martin. July and will end on a high with Celtic and the night on stage of Private Louis, July 29 and a recital "Barbara", July 30 in my cloister of the abbey. Note that Japanese comics fans will enjoy the summer an exhibition "The manga in all its forms" in the library.
Payrac. Votive festival
The festival will take place votive Payrac 16 and July 17, with the orchestra on Saturday night "Maxi Lewis" on Sunday afternoon ride for children, and in the morning and evening dance with "Jovani".Sunday from 12 hours, followed by a cocktail dinner in a marquee. Booking to 05 65 37 09 61 or 06 61 84 20 59 before July 12.
Gourdon. Farmers' Market countries
When the beautiful days come and summer is here, that is also the return of the farmers' market countries. Every Thursday, St. Peter's Square in Gourdon, and summer visitors can enjoy many Gourdonnais fresh and delicious local produce (fruits and vegetables but foie gras, Rocamadour, Cahors wine .....). These markets are held every Thursday from 7 July until the first Thursday in September. It is a success every year and this initiative makes it possible to discover the regional products of Bouriane.