In time honoured French tradition, the firemen and public service providers may soon be knocking at your door to offer you their Christmas calendar. Christmas tipping for the postman, (facteur) rubbish collectors ( éboueurs) and firemen ( sapeurs-pompiers) in exchange for a Christmas calendar, is always advisable to ensure smooth post delivery, rubbish collection or house-fire help.
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Why not have a go at singing the French version?
Bûche de Noël – Suzanne Dunaway shares her PO-inspired recipes in this weekly blog.
The ‘Père Noel du Secours Populaire’ doesn’t hand out presents, he collects them.
How about a bit of cave magic for Christmas?
History tells the facts – Art tells the story
God’s largest prison: Albi and its “monstrous mountain of brick” From Rivesaltes station to Albi via Toulouse The first leg of the journey was uneventful, apart from the distant view en route of Carcassonne, bastioned…
With Christmas just around the corner, many of us will be starting to think about presents, and while we are all supporting local businesses where we can, it’s likely that we’ll need to do some cross-border posting at some point. Unless you’ve a direct line to Père Noël, things can get pricey.
A marriage performed under French law is recognised in the UK so this gives you the choice of having the whole wedding, both legal ceremony and reception, in France. The civil ceremony is the only legally binding part of a marriage, although many follow it with a religious wedding.
As the drought (secheresse) continues across the Pyrénées-Orientales, water restrictions have been extended after a prefectoral press release issued on 25th July