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WHAT'S ON IN THE VENDEE
January 2016


(entries in red indicate new additions)

 

 



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PLEASE NOTE

This website is really just a supplement to Angela Bird’s guidebook, The Vendée (left), which gives full details
in its 176 pages of hundreds of interesting and off-beat tourist sites throughout the region.
What you see on the website consists of either extra topics not covered in the book (Calendar, Restaurants, Travel routes, Internet links etc), or updated information (new tourist attractions open – or old ones closed)
since the most recent edition of the book appeared.
For the complete picture, order The Vendée through bookshops in the UK and Ireland, or
from Amazon ; it is also on sale in good bookshops throughout the Vendée.


 

The listings on this site are supplied in good faith, gathered by the author from various Vendée sources.

However it is always wise to check details with organisers or tourist offices before making a special journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Jan

 

JOUR DE L’AN
New Year’s Day
(public holiday)

 

 

 

 

 

Until 3 Jan 2016

Peintures et Trophées en Bois  Exhibition by Lise Vurpillot and Sylvie Delorme. 

School holiday period, Tues-Sun 2.30-6.30pm. Admission free.

 

Château d’Ardelay, Ardelay, nr Les Herbiers

Until late Jan

Crèches animées: La Féérie des Santons  Wonderful displays of animated nativity scenes with 600 characters in model-village settings and landscapes of all kinds.  Daily 2.30-6.30pm. 5€, children 3€, under 10 free.

 

Maison de l’Art, Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche, nr Aizenay

Until 6 Mar 2016

1914-1918 1939-1945, Artistes en Guerre  Works by Vendée artists showing their experiences in both world wars – on the battlefield, as prisoners, in deportation – and by those who created evocative war memorials.

Tues-Sun 10-6.  Historial admission 8 euros; under-25s 5 euros; under-18s free.

 

Historial de la Vendee, Les Lucs sur Boulogne, near La Roche sur Yon

 

9 Jan 2016

Concerts Du Nouvel An : Florilège De L’année Et Airs Du Nouvel An  Two concerts by Hugo Reyne’s baroque ensemble La Simphonie du Marais.
6pm and 8.45pm.

Admission14 €.

 

Logis de la Chabotterie, St-Sulpice le Verdon, nr La Roche sur Yon (tel: 02 51 43 31 01)

10 Jan 2016

Concerts Du Nouvel An : Florilège De L’année Et Airs Du Nouvel An  A third concert by Hugo Reyne’s baroque ensemble La Simphonie du Marais, this time in the setting of the city-centre stud farm in La Roche.

5pm.

Admission 12 € et 15 €

 

Le Haras, La Roche-sur-Yon (tel: 02 51 42 19 39)

15 Jan 2016

Chanson Plus Bifluorée  A trio of French comedians perform sketches, parodies, and songs that range from baroque to boogie-woogie.

8.30pm.

Admission 24 euros.

 

L’Echiquier, La Fourniere, Pouzauges (tel: 02 51 61 46 10)

20 Jan 2016

Les Etoiles du Cirque de Pékin  The amazing young acrobats of Chinese circus act out the story of a “dragon boy”.  8pm.

Admission 38-50 euros, children 35 euros.

 

Vendéspace, Mouilleron-le-Captif, nr La Roche sur Yon (tel : 02 51 44 79 85).

22 Jan 2016

I Muvrini  This Corsican group. composed of two brothers, sing in Corsican, French and English.  8pm.

Admission 41-51 euros; children 29 euros.

 

Vendéspace, Mouilleron-le-Captif, nr La Roche sur Yon (tel : 02 51 44 79 85).

22 Jan 2016

La Cenerentola  Rossini’s opera based on the Cinderella story, transmitted live from the Teatro Valle, Rome.  Sung in Italian, with French subtitles.

8pm. 

Admission 12 euros (Montaigu); 16 euros (Notre-Dame de Monts); 18 euros (Les Sables d’Olonne); ?? euros (Luçon)

 

Camera 5 cinema, Montaigu

 

and

Les Yoles cinema, Notre-Dame de Monts

 

and

Cinema le Grand Palace, Bd du Souvenir Français, Les Sables d’Olonne

 

and

Cinéma Espace Boulevard Phelippon Luçon

 

22 Jan-20 Mar 2016

Chant’Appart  An annual season of chamber concerts, given in small venues, and in people’s homes. 

Early booking advised!

 

22 Jan

Simon Autain & Pascal Mary / 8.30pm. Chez Annie Rio & Claude Lomelet, La Roche sur Yon / 02 51 62 20 27

 

23 Jan

Alee & Jérémie Bossone / 8.30pm. Chez Christian Bonnaud & Mariane Peneau, La Roche sur Yon / 02 51 36 39 84 / 06 95 57 48 65

Milord & Lo'Jo trio / 8.30pm
Le Grenier du Pré, Chapelle Hermier, nr Aizenay / 02 51 34 63 34 / 02 51 34 10 63

 

24 Jan

Simon Autain & Pascal Mary /

4pm.  Chez Edith Cougnaud, Aizenay / 02 51 34 70 87 / 06 22 34 56 80

Lo'Jo trio & Eskelina / 4pm

Chez Françoise Sagnier, Luçon / 02 51 28 65 99  

Manon Tanguy & Jérémie Bossone / 2.30pm

MAS les Chanterelles, Mouilleron-le-Captif, nr La Roche-sur-Yon / 02 51 38 06 66  

 

29 Jan

Mazarin & Tony Melvil / 8.30pm  Chez Virginie & Johny Fort, Landevieille / 06 06 90 91 11               

Milord & Lénine Renaud / 8pm.  Stade Henri Desgrange (salon de réception), La Roche-sur-Yon / 02 51 36 24 38 

   

30 Jan

Lior Shoov & Lénine Renaud / 8.30pm.

Chez Martine  & Thierry Guilloteau, Venansault, nr La Roche-sur-Yon / 02 51 07 36 14   

Mazarin & Tony Melvil / 8.30pm.  Chez Serge & Nathalie Goizet, La Roche-sur-Yon / 02 51 37 90 81   

             

31 Jan

Matjé & Lior Shoov / 
4pm  Chez Marie & Antoine Sarrazin, Thorigny / 02 51 31 40 22 / 06 31 21 80 08

 

Various venues

29-31 Jan 2016

La Folle Journée de Nantes 2016  The theme for this year’s annual musical extravaganza - held in many venues, including some in the Vendee - is “Nature”.

 

Here is a link to the 2016 programme at various times and places round Challans.

Various venues, Challans

Information and booking on tel »

02 51 60 01 80

30 Jan 2016

La Folle Journée de Nantes 2016  The theme for this year’s annual musical extravaganza - held in many venues, including some in the Vendee - is “Nature”.

 

30 Jan:

First up is a concert by Vendée Cordes, director Vincent Jaillet, with a programme of Renaissance and Baroque music.

The Orchestre d’harmonie des jeunes de Vendée then plays works by Oare, Mier, Hodges and Barret.

Finally, the Orchestre de chambre d’Auvergne, with director and violinist Olivier Charlier plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

30 Jan, 2pm, Espace RenéCassin, Fontenay-le-Comte;

30 Jan, 6pm, Vendespace, Mouilleron-le-Captif

Booking opens 9 Jan, 11am. www.legrandr.com 

 

31 Jan 2016

Folle Journée en Vendée   The second event takes place at the wonderful stud farm in the heart of La Roche. The Girard String Quartet, made up of four brothers and sisters, play Schubert, Beethoven and Haydn :

6.15pm.

Haras de la Vendee, La Roche-sur-Yon

Tél. : 02 51 37 48 48  

 



The Conseil-Général’s website also has a regularly updated calendar of events
on its site www.vendee.fr, under “Agenda”.

A free quarterly publication called Musique-Danse lists many concerts of all kinds in the Vendee. You can find it in Mairies and tourist offices.
There is an online version here.



 

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