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Therapy abroad: What qualities to look out for in a good counsellor? by Gorana Pasa

There are no good or bad therapies or "therapeutic techniques". There are only good or bad therapists. Our dear friend Freud (let’s hear it for the man!!) said, I quote,…

Pig in a poke by Richard Simpson Birks

I found the posters in an outdoor brocante in Montpellier, and as we were in the throes of decorating a house we had just bought I put them to one…

What's cooking? by Carole Rommene

When chef Eric Fraudeau suggested we tried one of his cooking classes, I jumped at the opportunity. My husband loves anything to do with food, and as we are opening…

Hip, hooray! by Bernice Clark

I’m now bionic – perhaps a bit of an exaggeration as I’m certainly no Jaime Sommers but, as in the old TV series, thanks to an operation I shall play…

The extraordinary Abbé Pierre of Emmaüs by Brian Langston

"You don’t need to be perfect before you can start doing something good".Abbé Pierre   The nondescript shopfronts of the Emmaüs charity shops, which can be found right across France,…

The Luma tower in Arles a new landmark by Janice Lert

What’s new in Arles? The Luma Foundation tower of course! You can’t miss it from wherever you approach the city: people are already calling it the Eiffel Tower of Arles...…

Neither this nor that by Metrice Harris-Weedman

Sooner or later, after multiple years as an expat, you reach a critical moment when you realize you no longer have the cultural identity you thought you once had. It’s…

Found My Frenchman, now what do I do? by Loren Cowley

Recently a wonderful experience occurred at Nîmes Garons airport where my boyfriend Jacques, who featured in the previous issue of L&P Sun was recognised by a group of lovely women.…

The tricky business of culture by Victoria Orange-Sibra

We all talk about culture. We all hear about culture. The French are so well-dressed. The British sense of humour is so unique. Food is really important in the French…

Chagall: Midsummer Night’s Dreams

After welcoming over 513,000 visitors last year, les Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence continue their innovative and ambitious artistic project with a unique multimedia exhibition devoted to Marc Chagall (1887…

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CANCER SUPPORT FRANCE PROVENCE GARD supports English-speaking people living in France who are touched directly or indirectly by cancer, whatever their country of origin.

Crau and Alpilles by Janice Lert

The landscape of my Provence Western Provence is an interesting region geologically speaking: the landscapes to the east of the Rhône River are of two different types, each one adapted…

The bard heads south! by Patrick Hurley

www.ecransbritanniques.org This year’s 19th festival of the best of British cinema will be showing 30 films over 10 days giving you the chance to experience a mix of classic movies…

The Write Stuff by Bernice Clark

I have to admit that I feel a bit of a fraud by writing this article on a keyboard after visiting the Musée du Scribe but were I to employ…

Abbé "Sans-Peur" Solier, the fearless friar of Languedoc by Brian Langston

Brian Langston tells the story of one of the forgotten heroes of the French Revolution who led a band of Languedoc resistance fighters opposing the religious oppression of ‘The Terror’.…

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