AROUND ten o'clock on a summer evening the nightjars take flight to feast on the passing insects.
The pool is found near the gymnasium on the north side of the village and it will be open every day from 14h to 19h until Sunday 2 September, and for more information call 05 53 29 91 44.
France Bleu Périgord reports that 26 military personnel, alongside additional gendarmes, will patrol popular tourist areas and events over the next couple of months.
This is the third year that additional security measures have been undertaken in the Dordogne, and the troops are expected to be on patrol until 2 September.
The first one takes place on 5 July, starting at 18h30, and remember to bring along your plates, as well as glasses for a dash of wine and knives and forks.
Local food and drink producers offer duck, breads, soups, salads, wine, fruits of all types and you can sit down with friends to enjoy a leisurely evening.
There will be live music on 2 and 9 August, with the last night market taking place on 30 August.
This southern corner of the Dordogne will host similar events, sometimes featuring live music, but always offering a slice of real French life.
There is a farmers market every Tuesday during the summer season in Villefranche-du-Périgord, it takes place under the village halle and starts at 18h30. On Friday there is a farmers market in Besse this one starting at 19h.
DESPITE protests from many, the legislation covering the reduction in the speed limit from 90 km/h to 80 km/h on routes départementales in France has been published and will come into force from 1 July.
Work is already underway to change the 11,000 road signs that will have to be replaced at a cost of around €12 million, with the the road safety department of the interior ministry claiming the measure should save between 300 and 400 lives every year.
Opponents say that the lower speed limit is unnecessary, based on incorrect analysis, and will make day-to-day life more difficult, others believe it is just a way for the government to raise more money through fines.
In 2017 there were 3,684 lives lost on French roads.
The film showing, in French, takes place in the foyer rural of Villefranche-du-Périgord on Friday 29 June from 20h30, with tickets priced 6€.
Daniel est très amoureux de sa femme, mais il a beaucoup d'imagination et un meilleur ami parfois encombrant.
Lorsque celui-ci insiste pour un diner "entre couples" afin de lui présenter sa toute nouvelle, et très belle, amie, Daniel se retrouve coincé entre son épouse qui le connaît par coeur et des rêves qui le surprennent lui-même.
TO mark the Fête Nationale across France, Villefranche-du-Périgord is hosting a meal, music and a firework display on Friday 13 July.
The meal, starting at 20h, is organised by the local rugby club and includes magret de canard and is priced 17€ for adults and 10€ for children.
The disco music will spring into life from around 22h and a firework display that lights up the church is set to start at 23h.
On the 14 July there will be a disco organised by the local fire service, ensuring two days of fun and music in the village.
Taking place at the fire station in the village, the evening starts at 19h with the chance to enjoy a beer and drinks, as well as a bite to eat.
The disco will be starting around 22h and you can be assured of an entertaining evening where the volunteer firemen and women of Villefranche-du-Périgord let their hair down.
On the 13 July there is a meal and disco organised by the village rugby club, as well as firework display, taking place in the village.
Le Club de l'USV Rugby & les Pompiers de Villefranche du Périgord vous donnent RDV vendredi 13 et samedi 14 juillet pour 2 soirées très festives !
** Au programme : **
VENDREDI 13 JUILLET "FÊTE DU RUGBY" // sous la Halle
- Repas Magret à 20h00, 17€ pour les adultes, 10€ pour les enfants de moins de 10 ans.
- Soirée dansante avec "CRISTAL DISCO"
- Feu d'artifice (embrasement de l'Église) à 23h00
SAMEDI 14 JUILLET "BAL DES POMPIERS" // au centre des secours
- Repas Cochon à la broche à 20h00 (frites + glace + 1 boisson) , 12€ .
- Début de soirée animé par "SENSATION MUSETTE"
- Bal des Pompiers avec "DISCOMOBILE LA NUIT"
Réservations repas "Fête du Rugby" du 13 juillet : 06.83.93.72.31
Réservations repas "Bal des Pompiers" du 14 juillet : 06.83.43.47.96
A NUMBER artists will be displaying their work on Sunday 15 July in the foyer rural of Villefranche-du-Périgord, here in the southern tip of the Dordogne.
Potters, painters and many other artists will be showing off their passion for their work, and explaining to visitors how they make what they make.
Also on the same day under the halle from 9h will be the popular salon des livres with a fine collection of antique books on display, but there will also be a chance to find more common titles and bandes dessinées.
The Blues trio Vanguy Terra will be playing outside the Café de la Poste at the top of la rue Notre Dame, a little further down close to the chestnut museum, Issijaz (pictured) will be playing and at the Café du Commerce in the Place de la Halle you can listen to the group Mehaye.
It is free entry, and should the weather turn wet then the groups will play indoors, and the evening starts at 19h with the fête coming to a close around 22h.