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The Book Club meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at Familles Rurales, rue de la Piscine, St Yrieix La Perche. (old swimming pool site), commencing at 10.30am to discuss a previously chosen book of the month followed by lunch for anyone wishing to stay. All welcome, if you are joining please phone Louise Gibbs  email let her know that you are joining.    

 List of Books selected for 2019


If you would like to learn to play Bridge, then  here is an opportunity.  Alan Rogers is starting Bridge lessons at his house (Le Mas Girandeix, 87500, Glandon) on  Thursday,  4th October between 2 pm and 4 pm and then every Thursday until the end of March.

For more information please contact  Alan  Tel: 05 55 00 67 18  or email


We meet every Wednesday 20.00 hrs to 22.00 hrs at Familles Rurales, rue de la Piscine, St Yrieix la Perche.  We're not professional singers, we just like to sing together and try to make it sound well .  At the moment in our repertoire: Say a little prayer, Something stupid, Help, California dreaming, and lots more.  

For more information from Dorine Berendsen-Schut  tel: 06 23 903 907  or email :  


 Connect has a gardening group which is made up of like-minded people who meet to discuss what’s happening in   their gardens.  It has gardeners of various skill levels and offers support and advice to members.  Visits are   regularly made to member’s gardens to learn, assess and exchange ideas.  A plant exchange operates and there

  is also a charity plant event each May.  The Open Garden Scheme in France is also supported.

  Meetings normally take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2.30 p.m. in the Familles Rurales 2,
(Arbre De Vie) Rue De Piscine, Saint Yrieix La Perche unless there is a visit to a members garden.

An enjoyable, informal group meeting, 1€ for a drink and biscuit, a what to do and watch out for in the garden each monthly meeting.  We all share our ideas, problems and experience.  If you would like further information on the Gardening Club contact the Gardening Club President Sue Malcolm : Email -



Lunches are arranged on a monthly basis throughout the area.  If you would like further information, please contact David Sontag  email:


Do you fancy having a go at ping pong ? Why not go along to the Old Swimming Pool site in St Yrieix la Perche (FFR2 building, rue de la Piscine) on a Friday, it starts at 2pm until 4pm, all equipment will be provided.   

Contact Sue Firth  for further information  -  telephone 0952199261 or email  Sue on


The Art Club meets every Sunday 2-5pm at the Old Swimming Pool site in St Yrieix la Perche (FFR2 building, rue de la Piscine)  all levels catered for.  For further information contact Gwen Jenner tel:  05 55 09 92 03 or by email:


 A YOGA group is run by Iysha Barrett 12.15 - 1.45pm., classes are held on Mondays between 10.00 and 11.30 am and Fridays  between 12.15 and 1.45pm  at the FFR2 building (Familles Rurales building, Old Swimming Pool site), 1 rue de la Piscine, St Yrieix la Perche.  Places are strictly by reservation and are limited, so to reserve your place please contact Iysha either by email or telephone 07 69 02 90 19.