The Théâtre de l’Archipel in Perpignan has a new artistic programme bursting with cultural delights
One of the greatest things about winter is that the life of the animals and birds of the mountains is much easier to see and understand thanks to the snow.
If you wish to display/sell at a vide-grenier, you will normally need to register in advance and show some proof of identity when registering. More information on how to do this from the town hall or tourist office in the commune where the vide-grenier is taking place.
Once again, the prefecture of the Pyrenees-Orientales warns of the potential dangers of flu, reminding us that last year around 5 – 10 per day were infected.
Most truffle markets are about more than just the market and stalls. There are often gastronomic workshops, truffle identification (recognising different truffles by smell and observation under microscope…),demonstrations of ‘cavage’ using truffle snuffling dogs, truffle based food in local restaurants and of course truffles and local produce market
Music, food and an interesting day out
Get out your walking boots and prepare to discover the hidden delights of Figueres. Come on a market day (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and bring a stout basket. Forget Dalì for today, but plan to come again midweek in midwinter and spend a day taking in all five museums.
School holidays in France are organised according to three “holiday zones”, A, B and C, in order to manage the flow of French holidaymakers.
Where a Bank holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, many small businesses will ‘faire le pont’ (make a bridge) and take Friday or Monday off too to ;make a long weekend. This rarely applies to large shops, supermarkets etc, many of whom no longer close for most of the public holidays.
Thinking of heading to the mountains for some winter fun? Before you leave, you can check the state of the roads you’ll be driving on.
Continued discussion of The Nightingale, originally reviewed by Gillian Golborne in December