Vaison-la-Romaine, a medieval town

Located in the Haut-Vaucluse region, Vaison-la-Romaine is ideally situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Nestled in lush countryside, the town is rich with heritage and history. Here we discover this beautiful medieval city.

Vaison-la-Romaine a medieval town

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OK in my backyard by Richard Simpson-Birks

OK in my backyard 1To tell you the truth I was more than a little bit miffed when the building permission notice was posted. A thousand square metres of industrial building opposite my idyllic little corner of the Languedoc seemed to me a bit excessive. So being as I am ‘anything for a quiet life’, I promptly shoved my head in the sand and waited to see what happened.

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Life in the vineyard before and after the vendanges by Janice Macdonald

It is early September and winemaker Brigitte Chevalier of Domaine de Cébène has a lot on her mind; the coming vendanges for starters. The sun is finally shining after an unimpressive summer and the grapes are looking good. Although the Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre vines on the northern slopes of the hillside in Faugères will not be ready for a few weeks, perhaps the Grenache that grow in Corneilhan could be harvested over the weekend.

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A Sense of Place by Rachel Baker

A Sense of Place 3Rachel Baker and her husband up sticks and move from a country village on the outskirts of Bath to a small town in the heart of the Luberon. Rachel reflects as she prepares for their move South.

As I write this, our English summer is slowly coming to an end. It’s never easy saying goodbye especially when it’s been such a good one. Last year our barbecue saw daylight just a couple of times. The year before it stayed in the shed. This year we’ve enjoyed many suppers outdoors, spending time with friends, preparing delicious food, and generally nourishing and watering ourselves well. For me, these are the true markers of a great summer.

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School systems

More and more people live and work abroad, and choose to educate their children in the country of their work. Many newcomers like to have a clear idea, however, about the equivalent stages in a child’s schooling compared to their own country, and at what age can a child begin school and at what age is it obligatory. L&P SUN has created a table of French, British and American schooling stages to give you some kind of guideline.

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The International Anglo-American section at Lycée Jules Guesde, Montpellier

International sections aim at enabling the French students who are admitted to learn, speak and write a foreign language at an advanced level, through the study of the literature of the partner country, and the use of the language in another subject (history and geography). International sections also aim at facilitating the arrival and integration of foreign students into the French educational system whilst also offering them the opportunity of education in their native tongue.

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