Céret composer Déodat de Séverac was born in Saint-Félix-Lauragais, not far from Toulouse, in 1872 and moved to Céret in the Pyrenees-Orientales.
Did you know how the word ‘debonair originated?
Ironically, despite its French origins, Britain is also the only European country to measure distance in miles instead of kilometres.
Tread carefully on your way up to the ski slopes this winter.
Did you know that the word ‘vaccine’ originally came from the Latin word vacca, or more common to us, the French word vache, meaning cow?
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.
Did you know how the word ‘mascot originated?
Although conjunctions happen every 12 years or so, a Great Conjunction occurs much less frequently – the last remarkable one was in 1623.
The obelisk in Port Vendres was actually erected in 1783 to commemorate the Independence of the USA.
What astronomical possibilities could have been behind the Christmas Star that lead the 3 shepherds to Bethlehem?