The prefect for the Pyrenees 0rientales has this week announced special measures for water restriction in the region as water supplies in local reservoirs become dangerously low.
Marie-Thérèse Figueur (1774 – 1861), nicknamed Mademoiselle Sans-Gêne (without shame), was one of the few French female soldiers to enlist in the French Revolutionary Army and fight in the Napoleonic Wars.
Taxis in France – things you might need to know Taking a taxi in France is rarely just a matter of stepping out into the road and putting your hand out! In the provinces, taxis…
Nearly 30 years after his death in 1989, Salvador Dalí’s remains were exhumed this week in order take DNA samples to resolve a paternity case. He was buried in a crypt beneath the Dali museum in Figueres.
Discover the purpose-built cycle paths and the natural trails that cross some of Saint Cyprien’s most beautiful scenery.
Risks to the environment
Every year in France more than 1,5 million de vehicles are scrapped. A VHU (véhicule hors d’usage) can pollute both ground and water, due to the various liquids.
Even in the height of summer, with 6km of fine sandy beaches, Saint Cyprien is a must for paddlers and sun seekers. But don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s all about the beach…
Estate planning in France is made far more challenging by ‘forced heirship’ succession law and inheritance tax rates of up to 60%.
Marcelle Chadeyron and her late husband, Raymond, ran the local cafés in town. First on the square up by the church, as a hotel, restaurant and bar, then later at the local syndicate on the main road.
With the iconic Canigou ever present in the distance, and the long stretches of golden sand and rolling dunes, you could be forgiven for thinking that Canet is all about the beach……but it is so much more besides.