Before the French revolution in 1789, around 80% of the French population lived off the land, on a diet based around bread and cereals.
August could bring potential chaos to Barcelona Airport, with severe delays and long queues, as security staff vote to strike via a series of hour-long walk outs, set to take place at 05h30, 10h30, 16h30 and 18h30 every Friday, Sunday and Monday from 4 August.
Les Mygales or mygalomorph spiders are a group of stout spiders including tarantulas, Australian funnel-webs, and mouse spiders amongst their number.
Good things don’t always come in small packages! Most spiders are pretty harmless to humans. In fact, only four are known to be dangerous, one of these being ’la recluse brun’ (brown recluse spider, fiddleback,…
Estate agents in France The simplest way to find a property to buy is via estate agents as you many French properties don’t have ’for sale’ signs outside. One of the main reasons for this…
A series of articles about using yoga to help with health problems written by Marian Thornley, a yoga teacher in Céret.
The financial crisis, Brexit etc. have all had a dampening effect on the number of Brits buying property out here and hence the number of unscrupulous individuals trying to rip them off. However it still…
When buying a property in France you are entitled to a cooling off period during which you can retract your offer without penalty. We explain more below.
DIPPING – an activity in which a group of people locate a private swimming pool and arrange to swim there without permission when the owner is absent.
The Pyrénées Orientales abounds with fresh ingredients: fruit, veg, fish and meat from local sources both here in France and across the border in Spain, not to mention what you can find foraging.