LeSun N67 SPRING 2018 coverDownload Languedoc & Provence Sun N°67 (Spring 2018)



Spring is all about new beginnings — and so we’re delighted to share with you our fresh contemporary new look, new name and new branding, together with welcoming on board our new editor — Sian.



Cover photo: “Le marché au printemps”
(oil on canvas) - 100 x 100 cm - Els Knockaert



New starts are also a theme of this issue — Dennelle tells you how to create your own business as a Micro-Entreprise (p14), Metrice offers advice on life as a trailing spouse (p12), while Dick (P10) and Matt (P25) have embraced new lives after health scares.

On a lighter note, Alison and Chris are throwing a very special charity Garden Party at their place (p11), while Julie loved the new show at the Carrières des Lumières (P8). Meanwhile Janice takes us back in time to Marseille on a guided historical tour (p6).

Andrea introduces us to seashell art (p18), and I hope many of you will join this year’s Cycle for Life ride in June in aid of Cancer Support France — the leisurely route winds from Royan on the Atlantic to Marseillan Plage on the Mediterranean (p28). Last but not least, I share my experience at the most amazing restaurant I’ve ever been to — Les Grands Buffets in Narbonne (P22).

Whether you’re making a new start or are happily settled, we hope this issue will inspire you

— happy reading!
Laurence Boxall


Laurence Boxall, Publisher




4 Introducing our contributors

6 From Massalia to Marseille

8 Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux

9 How to transfer your UK pension to France

10 A rock'n roll life in Lozère

11 Garden Party in La Grand Combe

12 Trailing spouses

14 Micro-entrepreneur

16 Pension advice

18 Shell designer in Carpentras

20 Books from Camili BOOKS & TEA in Avignon

21 Meet the author: Pat Young in Carcassonne

22 Les Grands Buffets in Narbonne

24 Pélardon and mussels recipes

25 A Taste of Languedoc in Azille

28 Cycle for CSF in Marseillan

26 Sun Pages