Did you know that the word ‘vaccine’ originally came from the Latin word vacca, or more common to us, the French word vache, meaning cow?
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A stunningly beautiful drive or a pretty steep cycle ride of eight kilometres from Banyuls sur Mer will take you to the Col de Banyuls.
Filmed in the mid 70s, starring Charles Bronson, the prison scenes in Breakout were filmed at Fort de Bellegarde, in Le Perthus, portrayed as a prison in Mexico.
Superstition? Yes, maybe….but they’re not quite as silly as they seem! As we know, the history of France is jam-packed with intrigue, suspicion, passion, poison, and mysterious death.
La SPA (Société Protectrice des Animaux) was created in 1845 by Doctor Etienne Pariset. Touched by the poor treatment of many cart and carriage horses on the streets of Paris, the society was at first devoted to the welfare of horses. It grew quickly, thanks to support from several renowned French ‘intellectuals’ such as Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant.
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Bonne Année !Bonne année et bonne santé….. Je te/vous souhaite une joyeuse année Tous nos (mes) voeux pour la nouvelle année Bonne et Heureuse Année Joyeuses fêtes ! Meilleurs vœux ! Que tous tes/vos voeux se réalisent en 2017
One of the greatest things about winter is that the life of the animals and birds of the mountains is much easier to see and understand thanks to the snow.
Did you know how the word ‘mascot originated?
Traditional British style sausages and bacon back in the P-O