Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

The truffle season is upon us…

The black gold of the Minervois.. the humble Truffle It is through my daily work that I was introduced to this quiet corner of the Minervois. The small but perfectly formed village of Villeneuve-Minervois not only is a pretty village sitting at the foot of the Montaigne Noire, but it also a village famed for […]

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Carcassonne – city of Summer!

Summer brings the great music festivals, running from mid-June to early August making many a memorable evening for the lucky audience. With lots of acts spanning Opera, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock to 80’s pop – this year’s headline acts have been nothing short of stunning. Yet to come this year are Alice Cooper, Johnny Hallyday, […]

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Get ready for the Tour de France 2012!

Excitement is building again. Every year, the massive carnival that is The Tour de France visits the Languedoc, around Bastille Day. This year, Limoux has the great honour of sending off the riders on the 191 Km stage from Limoux to Foix. Us Brits have great hopes this year for Bradley Wiggins and of course […]

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Spring is here – the blossom is out – life is good..

After the mini-ice age we had in February when all of Europe was in the grip of an Arctic blast, it’s great to see us back on track with 20 degree temperatures, blue skies and the first flush of Spring in the air. The Almond blossom is out in bloom, the bees are gathering pollen, […]

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More good news – Ryanair announce new flights

On the back of recent good news about new routes and major redevelopment at Carcassonne airport come news that as from March 2012, a major new route will be inaugurated. The new route from Bournemouth will open up the region to a whole host of new holiday makers and property seekers, which is great news […]

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Carcassonne Airport to undergo major revamp

Known by many for it’s charm and friendliness, ease of use and lack of “shopping opportunities”, Carcassonne Airport is about to get a big facelift over the coming years. An investment of some €55 million, funded by the Regional Council of Languedoc-Roussillon,  Conseil Général of Aude and the town councils of Narbonne and Carcassonne, will see a […]

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Co-working in action.

This blog post is coming from a Langeudoc Jelly event in Carcassonne. The Jelly events being organised around the Aude, Pyrenees Oriental and Ariege, are aimed at people who normally work on their own, to occasionally come together in a social venue to share ideas, chat over a coffee and extend their network of friends. […]

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Thinking of moving to France and starting a business?

It is something we all dreamed about and many of us have achieved it. There is a great feature on businesses started and run by expats in this month’s French Property News. Many and varied businesses range from successful Bed & Breakfast businesses (like the one featured here) through to bicycle hire on the Canal […]

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Living in France cheaper than than the UK

Hot on the heels of my last post comes this latest report which has compared many prices between essentials in France and the UK. You can read the report here .. yet more ammunition for your decision!

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Great news for Aude, Herault

This months edition of French Property News contains some great features and articles on our region, but one snippet of news was very interesting.. According to Leggett’s partner Rightmove Overseas, searches for properties in the Languedoc are at a very high level at the moment, with searches in Aude up 52%, and searches in the […]

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