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Pierre & Vacances at the France Show 2012

January 20, 2012 1:40 pm
posted by Sarah

The France Show 2012! An eclectic mix of everything that makes France fantastique – travel, food, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations by talented French chefs, talks on France by well known writers and presenters, and cancan dancers!

The Pierre & Vacances stand at The France Show with the lovely Camilla

We had a very busy show, and met lots of lovely loyal Pierre & Vacances customers and new ones too. And there was of course the Pierre & Vacances petanque pitch, manned by our petanque expert Bruce, ready and waiting for intrepid fans to come and show us what their boules were made of!

Bruce and some budding petanque players

The pitch proved to be hugely popular, with Bruce kept busy playing, demonstrating and guiding the petanque players of the future who stopped by. And for those wanting to take the weight off their feet and have a rest, Jeremy was on hand to whip up a tipple of Marseille aperitif Ricard.

Jeremy shows us how to serve the delicious French tipple of Ricard

On Sunday we held a petanque pairs competition, featuring 18 teams from across the UK who battled it out for the first prize of a holiday to France with Pierre & Vacances and DFDS Ferries. The quality of the competition was fantastic and only a few players were distracted by the Ricard tasting available next to the terrain!

Lots of action on the petanque pitch

And the proud petanque winners were husband and wife team Lee and Angie Jamieson! With runners up Nick Goodheart and Mal Hanley from Harrow winning a limited edition Pierre & Vacances petanque set. All together now: oooh!

Limited edition petanque set!

Below are some more pictures from our The France Show weekend, hopefully tempting those who couldn’t make this year to put it in their diary for 2013!

Mr French Amabassador, with this France Show you are really spoiling us!


Cooking demonstrations


Delicious French food!


More delicious French food


Even more delicious French food!


Wine tasting


And Cancan dancers!

See you next year!