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Château de Lavagnac, the Versailles of Languedoc by Carole Rommene

Built in 1619 on an ancient Gallo-Roman site, the Château de Lavagnac was before the French revolution the property of the Princes of Conti, before being passed on to the…

Cannes Film Festival, here I come! by Marie-Jacqueline Ballagh

I've lived in Provence for years and Cannes is a mere two hour drive away. I've often visited the town but for some reason the Film Festival seemed to me…

Life in the vineyard (3/3) : The deceptive quiet of the winter months by Janice MacDonald

Sometimes the many years that I lived in the United States come back to me as alarms of sorts, usually delivered during my walks along the narrow and very quiet…

Jérôme Nutile: home at last by Carole Rommene

There is nothing better than the sweet feeling of being truly at home. For Jérôme Nutile, one of our region’s most acclaimed chefs and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, that feeling…

Mission impossible by Bernice Clark

I fear there’s little hope. However hard we try linguistically, colloquialisms, idioms and cultural references can always leave us exposed. Whilst watching a DVD featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon…

The new Van Gogh Foundation in Arles by Janice Lert

In the 1980s, when people in Arles began to realize that 100 years had passed since Vincent Van Gogh had set foot in the city, the need was felt to…

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