Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

LANGUEDOC – numerous regional airports …

Enjoy the delights of the Canal du Midi, the peace and tranquility on the water as you pass under the plane trees that line the canal.  Stretching from Bordeaux to Toulouse, the Les Canal des Deux Mers (Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi) link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. You can cycle from one end to […]

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LANGUEDOC: Searching the markets for those special finds …

Pézenas is renowned for its antiques and twice a year, on the 1st Sunday in May and the 2nd Sunday in October, their Antique Association organises the ‘Grand Déballage’, a large second-hand market that spreads almost a kilometre along the Nationale 113 road. You’ll find over 150 exhibitors present throughout the day … If you’re on […]

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LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON – 2,700 hours of sunshine a year!

Languedoc-Roussillon is where the adjacent border with Spain ensures a far different culture to the Italian influenced area. Four of the five départments within this region border the Med. With around 2,700 hours of sunshine each year, you’ll have plenty of time to find your favourite beaches and coastal resorts. Even the prime locations are […]

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LANGUEDOC – Impressive Jewel of the region, Carcassonne …

The Languedoc is often spoken about as the ‘real’ south of France, with its rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and elegant cities. This is a region with a fascinating heritage and this ancient, walled city of Carcassonne is no exception. Today the fabulously restored hill top castle should definitely be on your “must see in France” list – […]

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LANGUEDOC – Welcome to the land of sun, sea and wine! …

A warm welcome from the South of France. Yes we do average 300 days of sun every year, but you get used to it. Life here is relaxed, taken with a long lunch and plenty of time to chat. From the Cathar castles, to the Spanish border, from the aerospace capital of Europe to the […]

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THE PYRENÉES – Get ready for better value skiing …

It would be easy to conclude that the Pyrénées are simply a poor man’s ‘Alps’ when it comes to skiing, but that’s really only half the story. Yes, there’s less skiing in total here and overall it’s probably not as challenging. And yes, the Pyrénées lacks the glamour and full-on buzziness of the Alpine skiing […]

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26 au 28 avril Féria d’Azille

One of the big weekends in our local calendar is the annual Feria d’Azille. For those of you who have never seen it – it’s a crazy event which takes over the whole village of Azille, close to the Canal-du-Midi and Olonzac. Azille is normally a sleepy little village which hosts the occasional Brocante or […]

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Carcassonne Festival 2013 line-up announced

Music lovers.. why not combine your search for a dream home with all the best that Carcassonne and the Languedoc have to offer – the summer long Carcassonne Festival. Headline acts include Elton John and Liza Minnelli, but there is someone and something for all tastes.. Starts 19th June – ends 3rd August – details […]

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Mimosas in Roquebrun – observed by Claudia Goetting

Spring is about to knock at the door. The village of Roquebrun also known as petit nice de l’Herault is preparing for its 22 fete des mimosas – A very flowery and funny spectacle. Throughout the day, there are many different exhibitors with local products and also you find food catered for all tastes. The […]

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Limoux – it’s party time again!

For those of you who don’t know it – Limoux carnival goes on.. and on.. and on. The longest in the French calendar.. From the Midi-France site, there is lots of history… “The typical village fête is held in late summer when the nights are still warm, and the crops and grapes have been harvested. […]

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