Languedoc & Provence Sun
Languedoc & Provence Sun N°49 (January - February 2014)
Now that the festive celebrations are over, I am already thinking about summer holidays for you. With this in mind, I have been investigating naturism in the area. Now, it might not be your thing but did you know that in France every summer, two million holiday makers enjoy a naturist holiday? Have a look on page 8 to ﬁnd out why.
If you prefer something a bit more historic, the Pont du Gard is launching three new cultural activities for 2014 (page 21). If you have young ones to entertain, local organisation ‘Dehors les Petits !’ gives you tips on where to take them this winter (page 22). Nostalgic for British ﬁlms? Book your place at the Écrans Britanniques ﬁlm festival in February (see page 20 for details).
Bernice has been busy in her garden again despite the colder weather, spreading sheep’s poo this time (don’t ask - just read on page 16), while I’ve had the much nicer (and more reﬁned) task of ﬁnding out about the formidable provençal revival of Souleaido (page 6). Go back to the Middle Ages with Janice's historical piece on feudal taxes (page 18).
Other regular features include Rob’s rant (page 11) and Camille’s winter love books (page 14).
Enjoy your reading,
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Let the sun shine through by Carole Rommene
Le Cap au naturel by Carole Rommene & Laurence Boxall
Hot air ballooning by Laurence Boxall & Angela de Plano
Accentuate the positive by Rob Fuke
3 new ways to discover the Pont du Gard in 2014
Festival Ecrans Britanniques - Nîmes 14th - 23rd February 2014 by Bob Davis, Vice-Président
Winter Blues by Bernice Clark
Feudal taxes: the ﬁrst sturgeon from the Rhône river by Janice Lert
Out with the kids