Historically, French culture has tended to be more tolerant of infidelity than Anglo-Saxon countries, and French men are traditionally very confident in their own sex appeal- but the-times-they-are-a-changing!
In a bid to minimise water wastage, the towns of Argelès and Torreilles will no longer provide showers at the beach, replacing them with taps instead.
The 1st May is the Fête du Travail and as such has long been a symbolic date for strikes and protests. With the gilet jaune movement continuing, it could see big crowds take to the streets in major towns across France
A weekly update of local news in the Pyrenees-Orientales
It seems that the much maligned Frogs’ legs which gave the French their playful nickname of ‘froggies’ were actually eaten first BY BRITS up to 8,000 years ago.
According to the ‘code forestier’ and ‘arrêté prefectoral’ of 18/13/2004, if you are the owner of land which is less than 200 metres from woodland, brush land or moors, it is your legal responsibility to limit fire risk by clearing and cutting back all undergrowth within 50 metres of your property.
Did you know that the English word ‘cherry’ is believed to come from the old French word ‘cherise’
Have your 15 minutes (time not contractual!) of fame as an extra in a film being shot between Céret and Le Boulou
Team Cargols, a Perpignan-based association seeking to promote the delicacy that is snail cuisine, cordially invite you to the first ever Fête del Escargot
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.