Last week (Tues 9th of april 2019), we decided to check on the Green Lane progress between Prigonrieux and Bergerac ie Le Chemin de la Batellerie (walk connected to the Pierre Loti footpath from the Bergerac port: my article here).
Work is still in progress with some parts already done (tarmac) and some not.
Our village is getting ready for monday Easter Brocante (22sd of April from 8am to 6pm).
Art deco frames and painting, vintage glassware, local crockery, old mirrors & clocks, jars and pottery, cutlery, candle holders, jewelry, vintage chairs, old dolls and vintage toys… you name it: this flea market is always a fun time for bargain hunters, tourists or just passersby!
So, don’t miss it!
More infos: Location: on the square and the surrounding streets (from 8am to 6pm).
Ever wondered what this big yellow train doing on the tracks near Bergerac?
As you might know, (my articles here and here), the SNCF has decided to improve and modernise the railway infrastructure between Bergerac and Libourne which is used by 900 000 passengers per year.
So, since the 2sd of january and for 9 months, work has been carried out on the 62 km of railway.
At the moment, you can spot one of the three SNCF “Train Usine” also called “Suite Rapide” or “Train de Substitution” which is a track renewal train.
This giant of 750m requires 70 workers to operate the whole train to renovate every day between 1000 and 1400m of tracks. Old ones are been removed and new ones put in their places.
Once it’s done, the Ballast Train will come along to suck up and remove the old ballast (stones used to form the bed of a railway track), sorted it out : the good stones will reused again on the very same tracks, the bad stones will be sent off to be processed and used later on. To complete, new ballast will be injected on the tracks.
Additional Information can be found at Bergerac.fr (updated on the 08/04/19 with which railroad crossing is closed)
The “Parc Aqualudique” project was born due to the fact that the current Piquecailloux Public Pool in Bergerac, opened since 1972, is starting to show signs of ageing and becomes increasingly expensive to run.
Much bigger and capable to accomodate the needs of local residents, this new family friendly aquatic complex will be more cost effective to run thanks to the use of geothermal energy, solar panels and rainwater harvesting.
Feb 2019: Digging up the ground for the pools
March 2019: drilling the first well (172 m deep) for the geothermal power.
Aqualudic Park should open its doors on the first trimester of 2020.