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It’s 39° in the shade on a Summer’s afternoon and after visiting the sites you make for the nearest café. The waiter appears but what do you order? Here are…

"Trois Femmes, Esprit & Matière" by Britta Brand

We are three women from three different countries who live in the same village near Uzès. Nathalie Dewilde – a Belgian sculptor & painter, Cristelle Berberian – a French sculptor/ceramicist…

6 beers, 3 breweries, one hell of an afternoon! by Alec Fullerton. Additional reporting by Jack Green

Even after living in the South of France for the best part of a year, there’s one thing I simply refuse to get used to: drinking beer as a demi…

If I achieved my French lifestyle dream, so can you! by Dennelle Taylor Nizoux

When my employer in Washington DC moved me to Paris in 2000, I had to pinch myself. It had been my dream to live in France, but it’s not easy…

Mothers in Nîmes by Claire Savarino

Becoming an expat is the beginning of a new adventure, but for many it’s made that little bit more nerve wracking when you are bringing children into the equation. Having…

A medieval monster: THE TARASQUE by Janice Lert

There is an early Christian legend about the city of Tarascon which has persisted over the centuries and is still very much alive today. It concerns the Tarasque, a mythical…

Tasting wine with Arnaud de la Chanonie by Andrea Ratuski

"French people cannot think of wine without cuisine and cannot think of cuisine without wine." Arnaud de la Chanonie is setting out a succulent dish of cabbage and duck while…

The bikini:the most popular beachwear around the globe by Amy Desj L’Heureux

Summer time is here! Time to hit the beach in your favorite swimsuit. For those digging through that suit drawer trying to find two matching pieces, have you ever taken…

The duché of Uzès: of dukes and duchesses... by Janice Lert

The family of the Dukes of Uzès, first peer of France (oldest peerage), can trace their title all the way back to Charlemagne! Dhuoda, Charlemagne’s daughter (a lycée in Nîmes…

Bijan Omrani introduces his new book "Caesar’s Footprints: Journeys to Roman Gaul"

I first decided to write about Julius Caesar and his conquest of Gaul when I was a Classics Teacher at Eton College.   As had been the tradition for many…

A new marine institute at the heart of the Seaquarium by Anne-Fleur Houtsmuller

The Seaquarium located at Le Grau du Roi has set up a brand-new marine institute, which is dedicated to the conservation of marine species and their environment.

The twisted world of Culture & Language by Metrice Harris-Weedman

My husband and I are about to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary after being romantically linked for over 30 years. WOW! How truly strange to think we are here in…

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