Here are the events for this year, not only those of the ESU Loire Valley, but other venues too. We have everything from quizzes to hog roasts.

Hope to see you soon.

ESU Events

Full details will be circulated when they are available, but below are some provisional dates for your diary. 

Please note that this programme may have to be adjusted if new restrictions come into place and force us to review our activities

May 2022

Treasure Hunt, followed by a meal

28 May

Venue for the Treasure Hunt: Mairie in Chênehutte – see Google maps

Venue for the meal: Hôtel St. Paul, 30 Rue Nationale, (D347) 49680, Vivy – see Google maps

Time: 15h30 for the Treasure Hunt, 19h15 for the meal

Cost pre head for members: 5 € for the Treasure Hunt,  30 € for the meal  

Cost per head for non-members: 8 € for the Treasure Hunt,  34 € for the meal 

In a break with tradition, the annual Treasure Hunt is taking place at the end of May 2022, and not in September.

Participants should arrive at the check-in point in the car park of the Mairie in Chênehutte by 15h30. Maps and clues will be distributed before 16h00.

We cannot guarantee that these clues will be any easier than those conceived by our dear departed friend, the ESU LV Walking Encyclopaedia, Terence O’Hara, to whom we owe many years of fun and controversy at our Treasure Hunts.  We can, however, promise you a most enjoyable and rewarding afternoon.

Please note the finish time of 18h45 at the restaurant if you do not wish to incur penalties.

Non-competing members and friends are most welcome to join us for dinner and should arrive by 19h15 with the meal starting at 19h30.

Attendance slips containing full details of the programme and menu choices have been distributed.

May 2022

Oxfordshire Branch Centenary Dinner

Date: 30 May

Venue: Oriel College, Oxford

Time: TBA

Cost for members: TBA €    Cost for non-members: TBA €

Oxfordshire branch is delighted to be holding a dinner at Oriel College, Oxford, to mark 100 years since its founding. More details to follow soon.

June 2022

Jubilee lecture and afternoon tea

Date: 13 June

Venue: Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED United Kingdom – see Google maps

Time:  14:15 BST

Cost for members: £35    Cost for non-members: £45

Again in London, please come and celebrate H.M. The Queen, our patron, and her jubilee with this talk by royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, followed by a traditional afternoon tea.

June 2022

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Date: 26 June

Venue: Les Ulmes. Full details to be circulated.

Time:  TBA

Cost for members: TBA    Cost for non-members: TBA

We will be joined by the “Loire Valley Voices”, a multi-cultural bi-lingual choir from Fontevraud, who will entertain us.

The committee is hoping to welcome a large number of members, along with families and friends, and an invitation will be sent to other English-speaking groups in the region, and also to other ESU branches in France. 

The festivities will include a picnic lunch, a decorated hat competition, and an exhibition of members’ royal memorabilia and photos taken with various members of the British royal family. 

Please note the date in your diaries and keep it free as we would like a large gathering.

July 2022

4th July at Dartmouth House

Date: 4 July

Venue: Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED United Kingdom – see Google maps

Time:  TBA

Cost for members: x €    Cost for non-members: x €

All ESU members, supporters, volunteers and alumni are invited to celebrate at our summer party at Dartmouth House. Details to follow.

July 2022

Musical soirée

Date 23 July

Venue: St. Lambert-des-Levées – see Google maps

Time:  TBA

Cost for members: x €    Cost for non-members: x €

Details TBA.

August 2022

Hog Roast

Date 28 August

Venue: St Lambert-des-Levées – see Google maps

Time: TBA

Cost for members: x €    Cost for non-members: x €

Details TBA.