A feast fit for Balzac for the 25th Telethon in Aubas
A feast fit for Balzac at the Château de Sauvebœuf

A substantial part of the Telethon held in December 2011 in Aubas and neighbouring villages was staged at the Château de Sauvebœuf, which Claude and Florence Douce, eminent patrons of this noble cause, made available to the charity workers. After a talk by Gonzague Saint Bris on his recent biography of Balzac and a harp and guitar recital by the “Fingers Crossed” ensemble came a splendid banquet, like those we read about in Balzac’s novels, prepared by chef Eric Boyard and his “Il pleut dans ma bouche” kitchen brigade, assisted for the occasion by the “Aubas’Tringue” troupe of actors. A feast and a feat that transported the kitchens and the banqueting hall to the age of the great Flemish masters. A heavenly meal with a very special treat in store, as you’ll see in Ferrassie TV’s coverage of this special event organised to raise funds for the A.F.M., Association Française contre les Myopathies.
Le Bugue Red Cross

Le Bugue Red Cross
Welcome to a world of mutual aid

In Le Bugue’s old tax office, opposite the primary school in rue de la Boétie, when the braderie (*) is on it’s the very best place to go for second-hand clothes for the whole family … and you’ll get the warmest of welcomes from the devoted voluntary workers who collect and redistribute all the clothing. The Red Cross needs you - to continue helping people, quickly, simply and with the same efficiency.
*clearance sale


Magical « Haricots Couenne » 

A scene from another age – the swearing in of two knights – took place this summer beneath the towering walls of Paunat Abbey. A singularly strange ceremony which we were authorized to film in the aroma of Paunat’s far-famed cauldron. “Les haricots couenne de Paunat” are the carefully kept secret of an age-old recipe of slow-cooked white beans and pork rind.

24 September 2006

Entire parish welcomes new priest 

On this exceptional Sunday, Saint-Sulpice church was literally packed to witness a pastoral transition : Father Gérard Blanc taking over from Father Bernard Lambert and Father Julien Charrier as the new priest of the parish of Saint-Martin-sur-Vézère.

Sites worth visiting, and in particular those who run them. The people of the Périgord go out of their way to make you feel at home.