Summer events in Ségur

The Tourist Office is inside the Mairie, next to the Auberge Henri IV. The village now has a new website of it's own: The Ségur website

The whole area where the market takes place has been totally made over and we now have a mix of cobbled roadways, gravel areas and some grassed pieces. The area goes by two names: Foirail or Le Champ de Foire. Two new areas for parking have been created - one is a field near the cemetery and the second is on the St Yrieix road. The second one is now being enlarged and the spoil they are removing is being laid in another field opposite the cemetery. So eventually there will be two areas there. After a winter halt to the work a start was to be made once it was drier but the awful spring put paid to that so neither of the planned new car parks are as yet available. It is much hoped that come the spring of 2017 work will re-start and we will have more parking space in 2017. As yet at the beginning of June they remain a weed covered area of earth. I will post here if and when the future of the car parks is clear.

The summer events for 2017 are below. The nearest main tourist office is in St Yrieix.

June

 

25th

 

Festival of music, folk dance and history in l'occitaine

Starts at 15.00 in the Salle Polyvalente

 

July

3rd July to 28th August 2017

Farmer's Market.

Every Monday in July and August. Starts at 5pm and goes on until about 11.30pm. Great range of local produce on sale. Including trout from just up the road, barbecued for you or sold fresh. The village run a barbecue, so you can buy your meat at a stall and we'll cook it for you. Stalls selling everything needed for a good night. Live entertainment (most market nights), tables and seating for 5 or 600. The three eating places are all open and ready to serve you. If you feel the need to be slightly pampered, the cafe will give you a table and serve you the trout with chips and salad so you won't have to get too organised. They usually do moules frites on a Monday night as well. A night not to be missed.

It is now no parking on the Foirail at all on a Monday night except for stallholders and volunteer helpers. Even those of us with houses facing onto the Foirail are banned!

There are now 2 additional parking areas or at least we hope there will be for 2017 - weather permitting. One is right opposite the Foirail on the other side of the river, a second is a sizeable field up near the cemetary on the Lubersac road and is also signposted off the Saint Yrieix road.

If you arrive very early you might get to park on the village streets but don't bank on it and if you value your car I'd suggest the car parks.

14th July - Fete National.

 

Pompadour. In the evening there is a firework display on the terraces of the chateau and viewing from the racecourse. It is spectacular, lasts around 30 to 40 minutes and starts about 10pm ish.

Every Monday and Friday in July and August

Every Wednesday in September

 

Guided Tour of the Village and the inner chateau courtyard - Starts at 10.30am at the Tourist Office and takes you round the village and explains the history and legends of medieval times. €4 for adults, under 12s free.

22nd to 30th July

Exhibition - Ségur in olden days In the Salle Polyvalente - up the road towards Lubersac on your right before the church. Open every day 10.00 - 12.00 and 14.30 - 18.00. Free entry.

25th July and 9th August

Torchlight tour The Secrets of Ségur. Starts outside the Tourist Office at 21.00 and lasts about 90 minutes. Comfortable shoes recommended. Adults €5 5-18yrs €2.50 Under 5s Free.

August

1st - 18th August

Exhibition - Water and Mills. In the Salle Polyvalente (see above for directions). Open every day. 14.00 - 18.00. Entry free.

3rd August

Theatrical Tour with Compagnie du Sûr Saut. All around the village you will be guided to medieval characters telling all. You will hear stories, music and legends from the medieval past. Starts at 21.15 at the Place du Champ de Foire. Price €5 (to be confirmed)

6th August

Cul Noir Pig Festival. A truly French event. Celebration of the local pig (literally translates as the Black Bum Pig). Much enjoyed for it's superb flavour. Food is supposed to start at 12.00 (but it's usually late!!). The meal is several courses and includes wine and there is entertainment for the whole day. €28 for adults last year. Reservations or details call 05 55 73 52 87

9th August

The Second Torchlight Tour. See details above for 25th July.

13th August

Vide Grenier (Car Boot Sale). More popular year by year. The stalls are set up on the Foirail where the Farmer's Market is held. From 8.00am to 6pm.
Stalls can be reserved via the Tourist Office.

18th

Painters in the street. Open to all ages and capabilities. Registration from 8.30am. The subject for the day's painting will be given to you at registration. All forms of media are allowed. You can do as many paintings as you like on the day but you can only enter one for judging at 5.00pm. Results are announced about 6.30pm. Entry fee is €5 or at least it was last year. First prize is €100 but you don't get your painting back as it will be displayed in the Tourist Office for all time. The whole day is great fun and light hearted. Don't feel you are not good enough as we get a wide range of abilities and there is a special section for youngsters.

28th August

Last Farmer's Market of the summer. Details as above.

September

 

9th

 

Walk in the countryside around Ségur

Around 8-10km and leaves from the Tourist Office at 09.30.

 

For more information and reservations on all events please phone the Tourist Office on 05 55 73 39 92

Pigs roasting at the Cul Noir

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