Bruce Dowding was part of the Pat Line escape route, helping refugees and downed airmen and soldiers to safety over the Pyrenees during the German occupation of France . In 1943, he was betrayed, and executed in Dortmund.
Coup has several meanings….. “hit,” “blow,” “strike” but combine it with another word and it can change completely.
Here are just a few..
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.
Situated in the north of the Corbieres, between Narbonne and Carcassone, the medieval village of Lagrasse offers a feast for the eyes and is full of historical and cultural interest. It is classed as one of France’s most beautiful villages. The Abbey of St Marie d’Orbieu dates from the 8th century and stands across the river Orbieu on the opposite bank from the village.
As the evening temperatures continue to decrease and the nights grow longer, it’s definitely time for comforting stews which promote a sense of well-being and contentment, especially since this recipe has the colours of the Catalan flag too!
The rumours have been rife, as always with the C-word, but following a meeting yesterday, 13th January, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this evening, 14th January, details of the decisions made, including bringing the curfew forward to 6pm.
Two of the most feared French collaboration groups were La Carlingue and La Milice, pro-Nazi French militia set up by the Vichy Government under Petain to fight ‘terrorists’, otherwise known as the Resistance.
A press release from the British Embassy released on Friday 8th January outlines new measures to bolster existing border measures.
The pound rallied on Tuesday in response to comments from the Bank of England’s (BoE) governor Andrew Bailey.
The British Ambassador to France, Ed Llewellyn, shares the latest information on French-British relations in the Embassy newsletter, Voisins Voices.