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Thu 28th Nov to Sat 28th Dec GUÉRET

Pop-Up Christmas Shop

Looking for that extra special gift for Christmas? Why not head to pop-up shop L'Éphémère at 6 rue Rollinat (ex-Quincaillerie numérique)?
Featuring local artisans, creators and producers.
Open every day from 10h-19h, Sat 9h-19h.

Fri 29th Nov to Tue 31st Dec LIMOGES

Christmas Market

Original gift ideas from artisans and producers, exhibiting in 30+ traditional wooden chalets on rue Jean-Jaurès.
11h-19h30.
Visit noel.limoges.fr for more information.

Sat 7th to Sun 29th Dec MONTLUÇON

Christmas Market

Place Jean Jaurès. Sun-Thu 14h-19h; Fri-Sat 11h-21h.
The ice rink will stay in place until 06/01.

Sat 7th to Sun 8th Dec SAINTE-FEYRE

Marché de Noël - Parc Animalier Les Loups de Chabrières

Christmas market at the wolf park. Come and do a spot of Christmas shopping: crafts, games & toys, books, regional produce... Entertainment for the children. Free entry to the park. From 10h.
Contact: Tel 05 55 81 23 23 - www.loups-chabrieres.com

Sun 8th Dec BOSMIE L'AIGUILLE

Marché de Noël et Foire à l'Orange

Organised by the Comité des fêtes and the Comité de Jumelage de Bosmie-l'Aiguille. Gourmet produce, crafts, sales of Spanish produce from the region of Pédralba, Flamenco demonstrations. Salle Georges Bizet & salle Briancefrom 9h-18h. Free entry.

Sun 8th Dec DARNAC

La Souterraine Writers: New book launch

10 am to 4 pm at the Broken Drum Bar, 8 place Saint-Jean, Darnac (87320). Tel 09 66 80 32 41.

‘The House’ is an anthology of 14 short stories, by five local authors, set in the same imaginary stately home over several centuries. Writers will be in attendance and copies of the book will be available.
The book is also available for purchase on the Amazon website as an e-book or paperback. (Search on Amazon for … ‘The House: La Souterraine Writers’)

Sun 8th Dec ROYERE-DE-VASSIVIÈRE

Christmas Market

Salle polyvalente.

Sun 8th Dec SAINT-VAURY

Christmas Market

Gymnase. 9h-18h.

Sun 8th Dec SAUVIAT-SUR-VIGE

Concert Ensemble

Two Limousin choirs, the Amis Chanteurs de St Amand and the Choeur St Léonard are joining vocal forces to create an exciting concert this Christmas time. The concert will take place at the church in Sauviat-sur-Vige (87400) at 5 pm on Sunday 8th December.

The programme, both traditional and modern, is wide-ranging and includes many songs for Christmas. Both choirs will sing independently but will then come together to perform three Christmas songs at the end of the concert.
Entry to the concert is free but profit from a collection will go to the national collection for the Téléthon.
So please come along and support this unusual and exciting musical event; you will be most welcome.

Thu 12th to Tue 24th Dec LIMOGES

Christmas Market

80 artisans and 30 producers. 9h30-19h. Jardin d'Orsay.
Visit noel.limoges.fr for more information.

Fri 13th Dec BOUSSAC

Chants de Noël (Christmas Carol Service)

Église Sainte-Anne. The service commences at 19h30 but please arrive early to get a seat!

Carols and readings in French and English. Pianist: Sylvain Bouard. Scottish piper: Alan Nicoll.

The service will be followed by festive refreshments at la maison paroissiale. Come and start your Christmas celebrations with us.

Organised by Amitiés Internationales du Pays de Boussac. www.aipbboussac.org

Fri 13th to Sat 14th Dec FELLETIN

Christmas Market

Gymnase municipal. 50 exhibitors.
Fri 9h-18h; Sat 10h-18h.

Sat 14th Dec BOURGANEUF

European Christmas Market

Organised by the Association Rencontres Franco-Britanniques and held at the Hall Rouchon-Mazerat in Bourganeuf from 8.30 am till 5.00 pm. Entry is free.
Our very popular, traditional FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST will once again be on sale from 8:30 till 11:30. As usual, it is being prepared by Sophie Hicks using fresh, traditional produce, including her own home-made sausages and, of course, there will be tea, coffee, and toast with locally made jam and marmalade. Cost: €7.50. Please reserve via: https://doodle.com/poll/ite3as24k6n4iqae
There will be a wide range of market stalls – foodstuffs, international award winning artisan gin (distillerie artisanale of St-Sulpice-Laurière), silk-screen prints, jewellery, cards, sculptures, garden furniture and objects, clothing, toys, French and English foods... the list is long!! All at a range of prices for those large or small Christmas gifts.
At lunchtime, curry will be available from Mandyscurry2go and Sophie Hicks will be selling her own, popular, home-made dishes. There will also be Spanish tapas, and Turkish delicacies. All this can be accompanied by a range of drinks from a number of stalls.
The Franco-Britannique Association will be providing tea and coffee all day and, in the afternoon, traditional mince pies and mulled wine will be on sale.
There will be entertainment throughout the day: magician Andrew Wrigh and Les Amis Chanteurs de St-Amand will be performing a Christmas concert at 3.00 pm. A collection will be made in aid of the Téléthon.
So please come along; there will be a lot to see, taste and enjoy!

Sat 14th Dec CLUGNAT

Christmas Market

Place de l'église. From 17h.

Sat 14th Dec DUN-LE-PALESTEL

Christmas Market

Place Philippe Daulny. 10h-19h.

Sat 14th to Sun 15th Dec LA CELLE-DUNOISE

Christmas Market

10h-17h. Salle des Loisirs.

Sat 14th Dec LES BILLANGES

Christmas Time

On Saturday 14th December, the choir of Sainte Claire, invited by the ASPLB (Association pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Les Billanges), a non-profit organisation founded in 2018 for the restoration of the church, will be coming to Les Billanges.
The fifty choristers, conducted by Pierre Roussel, will be singing Christmas Carols as well as today’s popular songs in French and English.
Rendez-vous for a nice Christmas Time!
Salle des fêtes. 5 pm.
Entry: 5 euros; free for Under 10s.
Money raised will go towards the restoration of the church.

Sat 14th Dec SAINT-JUNIEN

Christmas Market

Place Lacôte. 9h30-18h.

Sun 15th Dec ARGENTON-SUR-CREUSE

Concert de Noël

Concert by organist Sébastien GION and the vocal ensemble LES LIANGES.
Programme: Palestrina, Vivaldi, Pergolèse, Beethoven, Gounod, Franck, Duruflé, Cohen...
Eglise Saint Sauveur. 17h. Free entry.

Sun 15th Dec AUZANCES

Christmas Market

10h à 18h . Place du Marché.

Sun 15th Dec GUÉRET

Carol Service in English

Come along to our Christmas Carol Service at 3 pm. (This service is in lieu of our usual second Sunday service.)
Église Évangélique de Guéret, 9B place Bonnyaud, 23000 Guéret.
Seasonal refreshments will be served after the service.
For more information: www.serviceinenglish.com

Sun 15th Dec MAGNAC-LAVAL

Christmas Market

Espace du Rocher. 10h-17h.

Sun 15th Dec VALLIÈRE

Christmas Market

Sale of local crafts and produce.
Salle polyvalente. 9h-19h.

Sat 21st Dec BELLAC

Christmas Market

In the streets of Bellac from 16h-22h.

Sat 21st to Sun 22nd Dec GUÉRET

Christmas Market

Place Bonnyaud, Place du Marché & Grande Rue.

Sun 22nd Dec GUÉRET

Organ recital

Recital by organ students from the Conservatoire E. Goué. Eglise Saint Pierre - Saint Paul de Guéret at 4 pm.
Free entry (donations welcome).
Organised by the Association "Les Amis de l'Orgue de Guéret".

Mon 23rd Dec AUBUSSON

Christmas Market

10h-19h.

Mon 23rd Dec GUÉRET

Recital: les Noëls de J.F. DANDRIEU

Performed by organist Georges LARTIGAU.
Eglise Saint Pierre - Saint Paul de Guéret at 4 pm.
Free entry (donations welcome).
Organised by the Association "Les Amis de l'Orgue de Guéret".

Mon 23rd Dec LA SOUTERRAINE

Christmas Market

17th Christmas market with over 150 exhibitors, the perfect opportunity to find those last-minute Christmas gifts. 10h-19h.

Mon 23rd Dec SAINT-LÉONARD-DE-NOBLAT

Christmas Market

Town centre from 14h.

Tue 31st Dec BOUSSAC

Corrida pédestre du vieux Boussac

6 km race departs place de l'Hôtel de Ville at 10h30. Free event.
Visit courir36.fr to sign up.