And here also is a sneak peak of Maitre Maubrey - Notaire of Souillac. You may meet him one day!! Please note these are direct translations from the local newspapers!
Souillac. Handover to Rotary Club
Monday, June 20, in the Château de la Treyne cadredu, held the transfer of power between Virginia and Stéphane Maubrey Folha. After a wonderful year as President Virginia will be able to focus on her baby to arrive in early July. As for Stéphane Maubrey, well known lawyer in Souillac, he has to assume his new role by delegating to the maximum in order to harmonize his life, his private business and his involvement with the Rotary Club of Souillac. It will be with him the future president Yves Quissac, the tireless headmaster of the hotel school to assist him for this year 2011/2012. A procurement that will conclude with a meal on the terrace of the castle of Treyne in the presence of Sylvie Delcamp, representing the district governor in 1700 and Stephanie Jacques Romain Divisia Gombert, a member of Rotary and hostess of the day.
Souillac. The street will vibrate to the rhythms of jazz
In less than a month to break out in town, jazz festival, which runs from Tuesday 19 to Sunday, July 24, subject to vibrant and melodic surprises and, in addition to three concerts that contribute to its reputation, spirit the "off" will spread in the streets.
The "off" is a little hidden part of the festival. Yet it is pervasive with street entertainment.
A week and thirty hours, the groups will perform in free concerts, beginning with Cornegidouille, gypsy jazz trio experimental and grotesque, Wednesday, July 20 at the farmers' market countries.
Then, follow Amad quartet, training Amadourien post-bop that revisits the classics like Miles Davis or John Coltrane, a personal touch full of emotion Locoson trio, a jazz trio with latin sounds mixed-race America Puerto Rican trombonist with the South William Cepeda, which the pianist has just been awarded the springboard of Defense; Gloups, a festive fanfare Pocket Breton and ambulatory at dizzying pace three blowers and a banjo player playing with the public and cause the exchange; 5tet Black, a soiling quintet mid-, mid-Limousin, who made the afters beautiful nights souillagaises and Dr. Phonkk, wielding a balance between hip hop and black American music today.
The "off", they are also the animations: a sound painting workshop, organized by the city, open to all and led by Jacques Naval drummer in various formations, around a work of improvisation, brings musicians and dancers to explore the world of sound, theatrical and dance, and visual arts workshop for children and adolescents.
Once again, the festival is committed in its mission to bring culture in a rural area, offering the public opportunities to interact with players spread of jazz, inviting different art forms, seeking the expression , inviting them to share a festive.
It was once the abbey of Souillac, saved by the monks
The history of the abbey of Souillac, one of the key monuments of this charming area of the department, there are many episodes where monks have played a role. When the Benedictines settled in the plain to soil (so named for a local word "Souilha" meaning muddy, swampy place), they replace a community based, according to tradition, by Saint-Eloi.
The monks then dry out the swamp and continuously transform it into a rich area. Ruined and sacked several times during the Hundred Years War, the abbey is recovering thanks to the tenacity of the abbots, but the Wars of Religion it cause even greater damage.
Rebuilt in the fifteenth century, and then attached to the Congregation of St. Maur, Abbey ceases to exist on the Revolution, its buildings being transformed into the tobacco shop. The abbey church became St. Mary's parish church of Souillac, instead of the church Saint-Martin, destroyed during the religious wars. The church is similar to buildings such as Byzantine style with Périgueux Cathedral Saint-Front and Cahors to the St. Stephen's Cathedral, but is more advanced in its forms, lighter in his elevation. From the outside you can admire a beautiful head with pentagonal chapels, and a surprising turn. The transept is particularly important, while the choir, polygonal, opens with several chapels.
A troubled and troubling history
As strange as it may seem, the constabulary of Souillac intervened in history and life of Cressensac. The two areas are especially initmement historically linked with disturbing facts.
In the ninth century Cressensac is part of the Viscount of Turenne. Its history is linked to the Viscount.This is halfway between the departments of Lot, Dordogne and Corrèze. The Viscounts took advantage of the weakness of the central government to assume significant authority. One feature of this area was the low tax levy.
The people did not pay the salt tax, they would not house the king's soldiers, but they had to pay a voluntary donation for the Viscount and did not pay the capitation.En 1738, the Vicomte de Turenne (and Duke of stock), debt, sells the Viscount for the price of 4.2 million pounds. Based on this specific date, the parish and the community Cressensac will be subject to all laws of the kingdom, will pay taxes, provide soldiers and militiamen, and will be required to house the troops. This will cause many problems that will require the constabulary from Souillac to intervene repeatedly.
Young people leave to seek their fortunes elsewhere, including in America.
Accommodation and tables to the menu
The town of Souillac has more charm to convince you to extend your stay: varied accommodation, fine dining and a full calendar of outdoor activities and culture.
Nearby, the Dordogne offers swimming, boat rides, fishing and sporting canoeing-kayaking.
Several sites are also remarkable to see in Meyronne, as the chapel of the fourteenth century and outside the village, within walking distance, the small Chapel of St. Mary.
The Rock takes you on a journey with its more distant speaker protohistoric and Gallo-Roman ruins of Castel del Pech. Related Items: Gallic opidum the triple precincts of a place called St. Chamarand, Chapel Mareuil, the statue of St. Roch and his dog.
St. Sozy: stunning views, well, a mill and a chapel
Nestled in a bend in the Dordogne, dominated by Rocs Monges, the commune of Saint-Sozy occupies the same site as Gallo-Roman fundus.
The old village is spread out over the square with chestnut trees.
It is a very pleasant visit to his home to watch winemakers recognized by their cave and castle towers covered in slate.
From Saint-Sozy, the circuit of the Roc des Monges attracted walkers a little sports. Wells, a former mill, a chapel of the twelfth century Romanesque primitive and beautiful vistas along this beautiful walk.
Lot: the elegance of landscape and rich heritage
Historically rich and multifaceted, the Lot has a certain charm that combines the elegance of the heritage and beautiful scenery. In the photo: Carennac of tourists.
These qualifiers are not very complimentary usurped. From the land of the country Is Cahors Quercy Regional Natural Park of Causses of Quercy in the country of the Dordogne valley through the beautiful country Bouriane, Lot deploys a wide range of fragrances, flavors and culinary legends scaffolded through the centuries and historical heritage of great richness. In this department there are 25 000 years after the man left in the decorated caves (Cougnac, Pech Merle, Rocamadour) a moving testimony of her life and customs. Water has also carved and designed the rock over thousands of years to offer a spectacle of unparalleled beauty in the bowels of the earth, the famous Padirac. In the Lot, the art of living is king. You will be happy to invite an omelet with black truffles of Quercy, a foie gras duck or goose, a confit of duck or lamb from Quercy. The food is not the only asset of this department where all the arts expressed through events and festivals that punctuate cultural life in the eclectic rare Figeac theater, jazz in Souillac, Cahors Blues, Music Classic Saint-Cere, cinema Gindou, amidst the museums and exhibitions that bloom in the department during a summer full of surprises.
The art of living is king. We gladly invite you to taste a truffle omelette du Quercy, a foie gras duck or goose, a confit ...
Browse, stroll, discover ...
Lot undoubtedly favors the theme of water and offers mini-cruises on the River.
Hikers will also find shoes to their feet, many marked trails are accessible to the city gates.
The pilgrims of Saint Jacques gladly linger in Cahors, where a reception is also their specially reserved.
The Cahors by night is also worth visiting.
The city combines perfectly all the pleasures: torchlight tours of medieval industry, intensive meetings, night markets, concerts on the terrace of pubs and breweries of the Boulevard Gambetta. In short, day or night, the city has the means to make you dream with open eyes.
2 days hiking between Lot and Dordogne
25 and June 26 Cahors Cycling will hold its biennial meeting "Two Days between Lot and Dordogne." This year, a special edition "60th Anniversary" was concocted by Daniel Arnaudet, head of the plot.
The cyclists will leave on Saturday by the Cahors Pont Valentré and descend the valley of the Lot with a supply referred to in terms of Bélaye.After many twists and turns of the river and the vineyard, they will make a getaway in Lot-et-Garonne and the castles of Bonaguil Biron and join the Dordogne and its beautiful sites Montpazier, La Roque-Gageac, Domme, Monfort, before arrive at Souillac, a city stage of this magnificent course after 172 km of hiking.
The 144 km of Cahors return the next day will be made through the plateau, Rocamadour, the valley of the Cele and the Lot valley that should not disappoint with a passage in St. Cirq Lapopie.
Cyclists pedaling also with the heart present a check to the association "Ride Together against Cancer" at the end of two days with the participation by each paid at registration.
You can get more information on 05 65 35 42 25 or on the website: www.cahorscyclotourisme.com .
Souillac. The results are positive for the school dance
The past year was again full of activities for the association of the School of dance and choreography workshops in the area of Souillac.
The two courses open to all country in February and April, dense choreography all the more dynamic than the other, and the Celtic dance workshop in May, which proved informative, friendly and very nostalgic for some, all very successful.
Then came the climax, after a full year of dance classes for over 70 hardworking students, volunteers and trained diligently with the show season at the convention center.
Finally this year filled with excitement and activity and an intergenerational approach, dance school will move to the nursing home in early July to entertain the seniors.
Souillac. The mimes will invade the streets of the city
The Festival will be held controller mime, this year, July 27, 3, 10 and 17 August in the form of "Wednesdays at the mime."
The formula is taken against the public's enthusiasm for this free event, taking place now in the streets of the city, allowing many to enjoy it while promoting the museum, unique in Europe, rich in collection of automatons and animated displays of the collection Roullet-Descamps.
This year, a performance is scheduled, Aug. 3, with the "Stand Mézigue 'Association Luanja. An animation made possible by the support policy in the region to live performance. The community has set up a support system that allows the distribution to local, inter-cultural and associations with host quality shows preferential financial conditions. The objective of this scheme is twofold: it allows one hand, promote better circulation shows and a longer duration of operation and, secondly, to ensure a better regional balance in terms of cultural offer and to guarantee to all inhabitants of the Midi-Pyrenees equal access to culture.
Souillac. Young people in the spotlight this weekend
The 15th National Youth tournament off category, which brought together more than 500 children from throughout France, was a great success thanks to the excellent work of a team of over 50 volunteers, honed over 15 years at the organizing such an event.
The two-day beginners (U8-U9), chicks (U10-U11) and juniors (U12-U13) were able to compete address, spontaneity and freshness to try to reach the final of their class and bring the coveted trophy in their club, all in a friendly atmosphere run by the local band of Cabécous and orchestrated by thirty volunteer referees.
It Tarbes, as youngest chicks, the successor to Blois and Colomiers and will return next year to put his trophy at stake. The club should do it with more pleasure, as the host lotois was remarkable during the weekend of Pentecost.
Cressensac. Dreams come true kid
Organized by the association's "Sky Fighters", the operation childhood dream was to stage the airport of Brive-Souillac, Friday, June 10 An educational project associated with a first flight targeted for children with disabilities, sponsored children together. Knights of the sky called the Rotary Club of Quercy in Souillac, chaired by Virginia Folhac, whose role was mainly to bring the children to search for financial sponsors and coordinate all the logistics.
Despite an erratic time, students from schools in Souillac, Pinsac, Brive, the association of CRI to Martel, the SASI Cahors and the EMI Vire have benefited from various activities implemented by the Airac and its president, Richard Michaud in the morning, with baptisms in hot air balloons, kites and model airplanes. In the afternoon, Rotary and the Knights of the sky took over with first flights and activities in the village.
Throughout the day, whose theme was the wind, the children were amazed by such kindness manifested around them, whether from the 40 pilots and crew as organizers and teachers. A dream that they should remember a long time.
Parents, spectators, players, from beginners (who also had their day Sunday) to youngest, have promised to return for the 16th edition, which is already preparing. In the presence of local elected officials, André Lestrade, Jean-Claude Laval, Meskiti Ahmed, members of the league and the Midi-Pyrenees district lotois (Orgeur Alain Gilles Verdi, Roger Moulène) the officer at the microphone, Alain Cayrol and the coordinator of these tournaments, Christian Larrosa, presented the participants with numerous awards and trophies. A weekend that may be beneficial for the promotion of football, when practiced in this spirit.
Also, the City Council, considering the interest for the community to choose a show approved by the region, decided in meeting of June 9, to seek the assistance of the Regional Council to fund the show, the amount of s' student € 1800 excluding tax.
In addition, in connection with the financing of the Festival of mime PLC, placemats with various shops and activities are offered soiling in restaurants of the city and the financial participation of each advertiser has been set at € 150.
Souillac. Gospel in the caves of Lacave
The opening concert of the 36th festival "Souillac en Jazz" will be held Tuesday, July 19 in the caves of Lacave with the gospel group Vocal Colors.
The gospel is in the tradition dear to Sim Copans, the founder of the first jazz radio in the postwar period, and, after invading the monastery and the cloister, it will be for the third consecutive year, singing in the majestic Cathedral cave concretions, which will serve as a backdrop to the vote acoustic amount draped along the stone.
A capella quintet of voices accompanied by a pianist, Vocal Colors takes a popular repertoire of spirituals and traditional songs like "Amazing Grace" and "Glory Glory Hallelujah," arranged for several voices by Kathy Boye, who works regularly with the Velle, one of the greatest singers in the world.
We will find the song Vez Gloria, Daniele Deedee, Céline Ramos, Jimmy Jean-Marie, Kathy and Daniel Stec Boyé the keyboard.
Access to the cave will be by train. First departure at 20h 30 and last 21 hours very accurate. Seating is limited, it is urgent booking at the tourist office in the country of Souillac-Rocamadour.