One of the first French words we learn in school is ‘bic’, for ballpoint pen.(Qu’est ce qu’il y a dans ta trousse?)
An anonymous 12th century sculptor, the Master of Cabestany was not recognised until the 1930s when a Romanesque-style tympanum was unearthed during renovation work at the parish church of Cabestany.
Did you know that the small village of Arles-sur-Tech was once a lively, bustling, working village .
Le chassé-croisé des juillettistes et des aoûtiens’ describes the traffic chaos on the roads of France late July/early August as the whole world and his wife heads off to or home from their hols, and the end of both months when the hols are over.
Callinectes sapidus (coming from the Greek calli meaning “beautiful”, nectes meaning “swimmer”, and the Latin sapidus meaning”savoury”), or, easier to pronounce, the ‘Blue Crab’, has arrived in the P-O.
Did you know that the yellow boat ‘Marguerita’ that can be seen slowly falling to bits in Port Bou belonged to John Wayne!
British residents in France must now have a carte de séjour but this is not a substitute for a passport.
La suette miliaire was a mysterious and contagious disease which caused intense sweating, often-fatal fever, ) were sudden, with death often occurring within hours.
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.
Els Segadors (the reapers) was declared the national anthem of Catalonia in 1993 by the Catalan Parliament.