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Airports in Occitanie in 2016

10 airports 11.7 million passengers (2.9 million visitors) 1.6 billion euros visitors spending per yea 1.3 billion euros in Occitanie 1% of the GDP in Occitanie

Typecast me not by Kathleen Hruska

Living in a foreign country can be full of adventure and excitement, with new and diverse cultures, food and people around every corner. It can also be frustrating, intimidating, and…

Sweets and bubbly by Colin Trickett

As we approach that time of year again, these wines which may not normally form a major part of our consumption, come to the forefront.

SING ALONG, Avignon!

What is that? It’s a call... Lola’s call.. Lola, who moved from Paris only a year ago, inviting people here to get together around one optimistic idea: LEARNING ENGLISH as…

What is a Chasseur Immobilier and why you would need one? by Dennelle Taylor Nizoux

In 2016 I spent about 600 hours getting a Bachelors degree in French Real Estate. The material was dense (law, regulations, construction techniques etc), and all in French. I’m very…

Contemplating death and dying as expats by Metrice Harris-Weedman

As an expat, there are moments when I miss having proximity to loved ones. Over the years, my family and I have missed weddings, births, and many number and many…

St. Paul’s clinic in St Rémy by Janice Lert

For anyone interested in art history, there are few better places that St Rémy de Provence. Within a few steps, you can admire Gallo-Roman remains, visit the medieval cloisters of…

Fun, Fitness and Friendship

Scottish country dancing is enjoyed by people of all ages in many countries, not just Scotland. There is no need to have Scottish ancestry – no need to be called…

The power of make-up is real by Claire Savarino

I was reading an article the other day that said “France is the global centre of beauty and fashion”. Apparently French people spend more on beauty products per household than…

Celebrating Sara: The legend of Les Saintes Maries

The long migration of the Roma people (Gypsies), whose language is related to Punjabi, a northern Indian dialect, has a complex and often challenged history reaching back over 1,000 years…

Nages and Entremont: Strongholds of the Gauls by Bijan Omrani

When looking for the traces of ancient history in Provence, it is easy to forget about everyone except the Romans. Such is the scale of their surviving monuments — the…

Nougat Silvain: A family tradition by Andrea Ratuski

They call themselves paysans nougatiers, nougat farmers. This is because they cultivate almonds and honey, the two ingredients that go into nougat. Their almond trees grow in sunny meadows and…

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