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Our fun fair — some news, and some fake news

Daglan’s office of the Mayor, the Mairie, and just about everybody else conceivably involved, are being very stingy with details about the Fête Foraine de la Saint-Louis —  a three-day “fun fair”, which is to begin next Friday (August 21). … Continue reading

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Historic inventions in our streets

Each year, the Sunday afternoon parade is a highlight of Daglan’s four-day Fête de la Saint-Louis, and it always has a theme (Liberation, Music, Civilization, the Western movie, and so on). This year’s theme was historic inventions. The inventions highlighted … Continue reading

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Packing up early

It looks to us like Daglan’s Fête de la Saint-Louis — what I call the Festival of Heat and Noise — is losing a bit of momentum. It’s supposed to be a four-day event, but today there is already strong … Continue reading

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And so it begins, again…

Is it a false memory, based on a fervent wish? An unsubstantiated report? A rumour? A daydream? I’m not sure, but I have this idea that, a while ago, someone told me that the bumper car ride would not be … Continue reading

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Fasten seat belts, insert ear plugs!

For a small village, Daglan certainly seems to punch above its weight — at least when it comes to summer festivals. So the Greater Daglan Area is now waiting anxiously for our four-day Fête de la Saint- Louis, which starts … Continue reading

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Our parade on parade (time-delayed)

Last weekend, my wife Jan and I happened to be away during Daglan’s annual Fête de la Saint-Louis. Ha! Okay, we didn’t “happen” to be away. We had carefully planned to miss what I call The Festival of Heat and … Continue reading

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Remembrances of parades past

In my last posting, I previewed what you might enjoy in this coming Sunday’s parade in Daglan. Posted on August 13, it was called “Lights! Camera! Action! (Our parade). ” The Sunday afternoon parade each August is one of the … Continue reading

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Lights! Camera! Action! (Our parade)

The possibilities are mind-boggling: Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday in the  GDA. Last Year in Monpazier. L’Age d’or à Daglan. The Umbrellas of Castelnaud. Hilsenheim mon amour.  And of course, Last Tango in Daglan. Yes, it’s time to celebrate films in our village, all because … Continue reading

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Civilization(s) on parade — with yet more wackiness

It’s not as exciting as running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It doesn’t have the high seriousness of a religious procession (or a funeral march) in Italy. And it certainly doesn’t have the polished professionalism of a North American event … Continue reading

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A small village, thinking big

The days are getting pretty toasty, and so it’s time for Daglan to start preparing for its annual Fête de la Saint Louis, which I have taken to calling The Festival of Heat and Noise. The four-day extravaganza takes place … Continue reading

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