Could this be your 15 minutes of fame? French TV show N’oubliez pas les paroles! (Don’t forget the words) is casting in Perpignan on the 12th February 2020.
Apart from the well known Mardi Gras, the nearest French equivalent to Pancake Day is the ‘Fête de la Chandeleur’ (Candlemas) on 2nd February.
Painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin will now be stocked behind the counter in French pharmacies to promote appropriate use of pain-killing drugs.
A weekly update of local news in the Pyrenees-Orientales
The snow is falling in the Pyrénées and no doubt thoughts are turning to waxing and servicing skis in preparation for the opening of the pistes. But there is another snowy activity to consider : snowshoeing!
Lest We Forget. On Holocaust Memorial Day, (27th January) our own little bit of horror and inhumanity here in the P-O. Visit the camp and museum. Never forget lest it be allowed to happen again.
Tony Goodman continues his tour of regional wine producers, chatting to the vignerons and recommending wines that have inspired him.
Flu and intestinal gastroenteritis have invaded the Roussillon yet again. Perpignan is amongst ten other cities in France, including Paris and Toulouse, to have exceeded the usual average at this time of year for the annual epidemic of gastroenteritis!
Test Your French with a French Joke. Un canard entre dans une épicerie et demande au patron: “Vous avez de la nourriture pour canards ?” Le patron répond «Nous n’en avons pas. Ici nous vendons de la nourriture pour les gens. »
The medieval castle will welcome the public again in summer 2020