VIAC 
 English speaking group running activities in the Var region of France 
Thursday 13th September 2018
La Musee des Geules Rouges visit
then lunch at 'L'Avenue' in Tourves

Get your Davy lamps out – we’re going down the mines! Something completely different for September’s event is a guided tour, in English, of the bauxite mines in Tourves. We spend ¾ hour underground, learning about the mining techniques and seeing the workings. We then surface and see the technique and equipment used to turn bauxite into aluminium, also we see how the miners and their families lived around the working mines.  
 
For your information, the Museum is disabled-friendly. There are folding seats that act as supports that can be borrowed, and there are wheelchairs. You are advised to wear sensible shoes, and to bring a light jacket as the temperature will be around 15-17C underground. The entire tour takes 1½ hours. There is generous parking near to the Museum. Look out for the various sculptures and exhibits around the museum.  
  
Following our hard morning’s work in the mines, we take a well-earned lunch just a few minutes’ walk away, at L’Avenue, a charming restaurant with a nice garden, which we hope we will be able to lunch in (weather depending). You can either walk the few minutes to the restaurant, or drive and park in the large car park next door. There is also a supermarket opposite with plenty of parking 
 
The cost of this event is 33€ per person, all inclusive, but – we are limited to 30 places only, due to safety reasons in the mines. Priority will be given to VIAC members, with guests being placed on a waiting list. So, don’t hesitate to book your place with Chris Mayberry on chriswmayberry@gmail.com Indicating your individual menu choices, as described in our July newsletter. Payment in advance please, as the price for the guide is fixed, either by virement or by cheque to the Treasurer (not the organizer).

VIAC Calendar for 2018 with something for everyone.  
 
Think about joining the committee or just offering to organize one event, with the assistance of a committee member, during this year.  

October - tba

3rd November - AGM with lunch @ Le Basilic

14th December - Xmas lunch near Gassin
 All events planned are subject to change. 
AMIAC 

VIAC members are entitled to attend AMIAC lunches and other events at member prices. To take advantage of this facility speak to our VIAC secretary for AMIAC contact for the event. 


18th September - Le Bois d'Oree  Valbonne

16th October - Cafe del Mar  Beaulieu sur Mer

6th November - AGM @ Le Caveau  Cannes

How to make a booking for an event:

1. Contact the organiser to book places

2. If there is a choice of menu make sure to put a NAME to EACH item for menu cards

3. Pay in advance preferrably by  virement (bank transfer. to:-

ASSOCIATION VIAC    Code Banque 30004    Code Agence 00157
No de compte 00010111561    Clé    RIB 57 BNPPARB LE LAVANDOU  
IBAN FR7630004001570001011156157 BIC BNPAFRPPXXX

or by cheque to the Treasurer (address on Contacts page)

4. Put your surname and the date of the event in the virement detail/information.

5. IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF YOUR BOOKING TWO DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISER THAT YOU ARE BOOKED IN.