Saffron production is a labour of love – a process so labour intensive that it is hardly surprising that the fiery coloured spice is the most expensive in the world.
Journée de la Femme International Women’s Day 2017 will be held on Wednesday 8th March, with activities taking place from 27th Feb – 14th March. #BeBoldForChange The World Economic Forum predicts that gender disparity will…
Have you heard about the ‘traginers’?
These ‘muletiers’ (muleteers) were former Catalan traders who travelled from village to village selling coal, wood, fabric and food, carried on the back of mules.
The word ‘terrorist’ actually sprung up around 1795 during the French Revolution, and referred to the Reign of Terror initiated by the Revolutionary government.
Did you know that, according to the Midi Libre, the yellow boat ‘Marguerita’ that can be seen slowly falling to bits in Port Bou belonged to John Wayne!
As Saint Valentine’s Day approaches, did you know that there is a little village called Saint Valentin in Indre, in the Val de Loire?
Many people of ‘a certain age’ will remember all the fuss about the banning of Serge Gainsborough’s ‘Je t’aime (moi non plus)’, which only served to make it so much more popular.
In 1898 the Gompel brothers founded the ‘Paris-France’ company to direct their growing chain of department stores ‘Aux Dames de France’. The chain was a great success in several large towns in France.
An anonymous 12th century sculptor, the Master of Cabestany was not recognised until the 1930s when a Romanesque-style tympanum was unearthed during renovation work at the parish church of Cabestany.
Traditional Chinese Medicinal practitioners have long revered the bark, leaves and flowers for its health benefits and yet there is little modern research on this tree which was also used by the ancient Mayans for trauma injuries and burns.