Did you know that Marmite was named after a French cooking-pot?
The beautiful castle in the heart of the Albères is said to be haunted by the ghost of a British spy
In these days of coronavirus, a new word, ‘une quatorzaine’, has emerged, referring to a period of fourteen days (or less) of quarantine.
Did you know that “La Marseillaise”, France’s national anthem, was actually composed in Strasbourg in 1792, not in Marseilles as we might assume? It was in fact created at the request of the mayor of Strasbourg who was looking for a patriotic, motivating song ‘”to rally our soldiers from all over to defend their homeland that is under threat”
How things have changed! LE PERTHUS TODAY Famous writer Ernest Hemingway wrote in ‘Hemingway Finds France is Neutral’ in March 1937
The 15th August is the festival of l’Assomption – a jour férié (public holiday) celebrated by Catholics throughout France and commemorating the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven.
Notaire’s fees are payable on all property purchases in France. What are they and how can you work out how much they will be?
With Canigou at its back and the River Tech in front, the views all around the fortified medieval town of Prats de Mollo are stunning. But it was not merely built for the view!
Although France has been laïque (secular) since 1905, there are a huge number of festivals and traditions based around the lives, accomplishments or remarkable events that happened to various saints.
Gégants are enormous painted figures, several metres tall, constructed on a wooden framework with heads made from paper maché and plaster of paris – a tradition which goes back to the Middle Ages, depicting religious figures in parades.