Artist Antoni Clavé was one of the many thousands of Spaniards who had to flee from the forces of Franco (the “retirada”) and ended up in a camp near Perpignan.
All the Clouds is set in and around Perpignan in southern France during World War II, the story of Paul, a singer, and Gabrielle, a dancer, who meet and fall in love
Author, Michelle Lawson, studies British migration and what it means to live the British dream in France, publishing her findings in a travel narrative.
Who they really were has been lost forever in history, but by the time of the Third Republic, the legend of the love of Fenouil and Fenouille was so familiar along the coast that Minister Jules Pams proposed that a statue be put up in Port Vendres to immortalise the lovers.
This poem is said to be the first Valentine written in any language. The spelling has been modernised. The translation is based on Charles d’Orleans’ own version.
The shameful camps, over crowded, in-humane, crammed to overflowing with desperate Republicans escaping Franco’s Spain seem an unlikely place for art to flourish. But artists were there as can be seen in the Museum in La Jonquera. And they did not go un-noticed in Perpignan either.
Not a new release but definitely worth a read if you haven’t already, or a re-read if you have!
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of his death, the town of Perpignan has brought together two exclusive photography exhibitions, documenting the extraordinary life of the one and only Salvador Dalí.
FRENCH POEMS La Cigale et la Fourmi with Gill Storey Autumn is over, winter is now well underway. The grapes have been gathered and the villages are redolent with the smell of crushed grapes –…
2019 is set to be one heck of a year at the Musée d’art moderne in Céret with two fabulous exhibitions dedicated to lithographs of Marc Chagall and works from André Masson, who was once resident of Céret