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.
As Saint Valentine’s Day approaches, did you know that there is a little village called Saint Valentin in Indre, in the Val de Loire?
Tread carefully on your way up to the ski slopes this winter.
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.
French journalist and fiction writer Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (1868 -1927) is best known for writing the novel ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra), first published in 1909
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.
Helping you to make the most of your NYE celebrations, Canet en Roussillon is providing a free shuttle bus from 10pm to 2am
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.
A santon (coming from the Provençal santoun or “little saint”.) is a small figurine, usually made out of clay and used in nativity scenes.
Saffron production is a labour of love – a process so labour intensive that it is hardly surprising that the fiery coloured spice is the most expensive in the world.