Painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin will now be stocked behind the counter in French pharmacies to promote appropriate use of pain-killing drugs.
The snow is falling in the Pyrénées and no doubt thoughts are turning to waxing and servicing skis in preparation for the opening of the pistes. But there is another snowy activity to consider : snowshoeing!
Lest We Forget. On Holocaust Memorial Day, (27th January) our own little bit of horror and inhumanity here in the P-O. Visit the camp and museum. Never forget lest it be allowed to happen again.
The medieval castle will welcome the public again in summer 2020
Travel to and from the P-O has become more and more problematic over the past few years. Not only do we have to look further away for suitable flights, but transport to and from the chosen airport can also pose different problems. Here readers share their experiences and advice.
A biography about Edith Piaf, based on personal papers and hundreds of letters sent to a close friend, poet Jacques Bourgeat, paints a different picture to the documented life of the legend.
This month we’re heading up to to the mountain towns of Font Romeu and Les Angles, with a couple of stops en route to explore the historic walled towns of Villefranche and Mont Louis.
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?
One of the greatest things about winter is that the life of the animals and birds of the mountains is much easier to see and understand thanks to the snow.