If you’re caught short in the centre of Paris, look out for these bright red, eco-friendly urinals or ‘uritrottoirs’ filled with straw and designed to be odour-free.
Gourmet delights and fine wines are not confined to Paris’s grand avenues, Dijon’s cobbled lanes, Lyon’s Burgundian core or Bordeaux’s Garonne quais. Surrounded by vines, orchards and Canigou’s high wild windswept pastures, the soft Mediterranean…
The Common Reporting Standard, where countries around the world automatically exchange information about taxpayers’ offshore income and assets, is now in full flow. Tax authorities are beginning to use the data received to their benefit.
The French fire brigade, les sapeurs pompiers, are not just called out for fires. Trained and equipped to deal with medical emergencies, they are very often the first responders to be called for both road and domestic emergency medical situations.
As usual, PO Life brings you walks, restaurant reviews, recipes, airport news, French and English language exercises, silly jokes, days out…… and a host of talented guest writers who have volunteered (or been volunteered) to be your personal guides around the region.
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.
Worried about Brexit? Remain in France take a look at the difficulties you may encounter with French admin….and suggest you don’t panic, stay informed, and keep up with the information on their website and in their Facebook group.
Pensions are often the key to long-term financial security, so it is crucial to take extreme care when deciding what to do here.
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.
We wouldn’t have been there at all if The Cat had had his way. Linda Razzell’s amusing account of moving to France, cat and all!