The emergency sirens in Perpignan will blast out every evening at 20h to signal the beginning of the nightly curfew til further notice. .
The original meaning of the word ‘curfew’ was ‘to cover the fire’.
No matter on which side of the Spanish war people may be, they all agree on one thing — that the French border is closed up and airtight.”
When Charles De Gaulle retired from public life the British ambassador threw a gala dinner party in his honour.
Elisabeth Eidenbenz was the remarkable Swiss woman who created La Maternité Suisse in Elne as a refuge for expectant mothers exiled from Spain during La Retirada and World War II.
Brexit doom and gloom has pushed many British residents in France to apply for a carte de séjour but did you know that you must still have a valid passport (or ID card) to travel to any European country other than France?
It was Julius Caesar who introduced the Leap Day, in order to bring the various religious calendars back into alignment.
Traditional Chinese Medicinal practitioners have long revered the bark, leaves and flowers for its health benefits and yet there is little modern research on this tree which was also used by the ancient Mayans for trauma injuries and burns.
When Pélage II was carried off by the plague on February 8, 590, Grégoire was elected Pope. Rome was ravaged by the plague and threatened by famine and flood, so Grégoire organised prayers and processions to boost morale.
A biography about Edith Piaf, based on personal papers and hundreds of letters sent to a close friend, poet Jacques Bourgeat, paints a different picture to the documented life of the legend.