The crime serial “Les innocents” broadcast on TF1 will be filmed in the Pyrenees Orientales between May and August. Terence Films is launching a giant casting to recruit more than 600 extras. If you want to participate in this new adventure.

Nettles are local, they are fresh, they are free – and they are particularly rich in vitamin C and iron. In medieval times, they were used to treat pain in joints, and as a diuretic.

As usual, PO Life brings you walks, restaurant reviews, recipes, airport news, French and English language exercises, silly jokes, days out…… and a host of talented guest writers who have volunteered (or been volunteered) to be your personal guides around the region.

Riverchurch in Perpignan had a new pastor with effect from January this year, a Scotsman Moray McKay. Before moving to France in 1998, Moray was for nine years full-time leader of an Ichthus Christian Fellowship congregation in Carshalton, London. He trained at Moorlands College, Christchurch, Dorset from 1986-89 having previously worked for HSBC bank in London.

I met the wonderfully knowledgeable and enthusiastic couple who own the Vallespir’s saffron farm (Domain Casanoveas, Maureillas Las Illas) at a Goat Festival in Arles sur Tech. Their passion for farming was completely evident as they explained how they lovingly raise their crocuses. Each stem is hand-picked and carefully dried in an oven to produce wonderful golden saffron which crumbles in your hand and has such rich earthy aromas.

Spring is in the air and there’s no better time to brush up your language skills!
60€ pay in advance- that’s just 10€ per session!
15€ per session on a drop-in basis
Relaxed, informal, social atmosphere
Situational vocabulary and general language instruction

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