The ‘Linky’ communicates directly with the electricity provider, transmitted via a technology called Power-line communication (PLC), giving more accurate information and more precise billing. But how safe is it?
From January 1st 2020, vehicles that do not qualify for an environmental sticker from the DGT (Dirección General de Trafico) have restricted access to the “ZBE” low-emissions zone of Barcelona.
From October onwards you’ll see ’Rifles’ advertised everywhere you go in the P-O! No need to duck unless you’re talking “two little ones”! It’s bingo!
In an experimental test period to try out new software, France will be split into 3 test zones to try out its 2,000 sirens without overloading the system.
Despite lower temperatures, rain, and storms, firemen are still called out several times to deal with winter fires, mainly caused by ‘écobuages’ gone wrong.
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.
This French Christmas character, the ‘whipping father’, said to accompany Santa on his rounds on 6th December, is fortunately no longer heard of much in French tradition.
Helping you to make the most of your NYE celebrations, Canet en Roussillon is providing a free shuttle bus from 9.30pm to 2.30am
On a plateau of the Corbières, near Salses, with panoramic views of sea and lagoon, visible from the A9 motorway and the N9, stands the “Porta dels Països Catalans”, or ‘Gate to the Catalan Countries’.
In many regions of France, the ritual gathering of mushrooms in the autumn (but also spring spring and summer depending upon the weather), is a culture in itself. Whole families or groups of friends make a day of it, and head off ‘à la recherche des champignons’