By Ellen Turner Hall The continued success of the Domaine Piétri-Gérard in Collioure proves that a woman’s place is……. in the vineyard. Laetitia Pietri-Clara, with the halo of curls and playful smile of a Baroque…

Saint Laurent de Cerdans is well worth a visit any time for its church with tall steeple, its Retirada museum (not as harrowing as the main museum in La Jonquera, but informative and well presented) and its many local walks in the footsteps of escapees from the Spanish Civil War. However the village is best known for its production of the beautiful striped fabric, the “Toiles du Soleil” and its long tradition of hand crafted ‘espadrilles

The status of ’auto-entrepreneur’ has been available since 2009, allowing individuals to set up small businesses in France, and designed in theory to simplify the process of registering and running a small sole-trader businesses. It…