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We’ve changed our name!!

Written by on January 7, 2017 in Blog

The region formerly known as Languedoc Roussillon which then became Languedoc Roussillon – Midi- Pyrénées has now been announced as OccitanieThe restructuring of France’s regions in January 2016 meant that the former regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées were merged together to form a new super region that covers a large part of southern France, including […]

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Summer Time and the Rivers are flowing

Written by on August 1, 2016 in Blog
Summer Time and the Rivers are flowing

I always say that Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons… Autumn because its all cosy and rustling leaves and beautiful colours and shorter days and darker nights and jeans and boots and we can plan our annual Bonfire Night party and Christmas is coming…. And then Spring because I am fed up with Winter […]

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Maison de la Roche-Olly Smith

Written by on June 26, 2016 in Blog
Maison de la Roche-Olly Smith

We were just joined by Olly Smith the journalist and wine expert. He wrote a lovely review on his blog and I have copied it below: The reality of this way of life is perhaps summed up most perfectly in Honor Marks, a Brit who has made her home in Maison de la Roche in […]

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Cookery Courses on the Canal du Midi

Written by on June 19, 2016 in Blog
Cookery Courses on the Canal du Midi

I was really excited recently to meet Heather and David an enthusiastic couple that have created a cookery school right on the banks of the Canal du Midi. Imagine gathering all your local ingredients, learning how to put them together and then enjoy the results by one of the most beautiful Canals in the world. […]

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Guest Blog – Santiago de Compostela Camino by Eva Hamori

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Blog
Guest Blog – Santiago de Compostela Camino  by Eva Hamori

LIFE IS A PILGRIMAGE. THE WISE MAN DOES NOT REST ON THE ROADSIDE INNS. HE MARCHES DIRECTLY TO THE ILLIMITABLE DOMAIN OF ETERNAL BLISS, HIS ULTIMATE DESTINATION.” SWAMI SIVANANDA My mobile kept dropping the call from the tourist office but I was nearly home. From the corner of my eye I saw a character straight […]

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Antiqueing with Honor by Imogen Jamieson

Written by on April 24, 2016 in Blog
Antiqueing with Honor by Imogen Jamieson

With a glimmer of the sun and the promise of warmer weather here in the UK, I have been wistfully thinking about my friend Honor at Maison de la Roche and recalling that although we have spent many happy hours together over the years, we have never ever ever been antique-ing. Down in the Languedoc, […]

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BASTILLE DAY JULY 24TH

Written by on April 16, 2016 in Blog
BASTILLE DAY JULY 24TH

THE MOST AWESOME FIREWORK DISPLAY YOU WILL EVER SEE CARCASSONNE JULY 2016 Not to be missed Undoubtedly THE best firework display I have ever ever seen and these photos can not do it justice. To get here we followed a convoy of cars to find the last parking spots in Carcassonne (The city was blocked […]

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Libby Page – a living local talent who captures the Canal du Midi with colours you didn’t even know existed

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Blog
Libby Page – a living local talent who captures the Canal du Midi with colours you didn’t even know existed

I want to introduce you to an amazing talented friend of mine Libby Pageur Born in Bath in England Libby is currently resident in Narbonne, Languedoc Roussillon, France. Libby has a BA in Fine Art specializing in sculpture from what was the Wimbledon School of Art (now Wimbledon College of Art). Libby currently has professional […]

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When Online Dating meets La Vie en Rose

Written by on February 12, 2016 in Blog
When Online Dating meets La Vie en Rose

True life story from local friend Miles Barrington 8 years ago I was managing a sports shop in Bristol. Life was busy and stressful, and I was very much living the city life. Then, one Sunday in the winter of 2009, everything came to a head. I’d been stood-up by a blind date during the […]

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Guest Blog – meet Eva from My Expat Life at That’s Hamori

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Blog
Guest Blog – meet Eva from My Expat Life at That’s Hamori

Hi, I’m Eva Hamori from My Expat Life – That’s Hamori http://thatshamori.com bringing you a blog post from Capestang. C.A.C 34 (Collectif d’Artistes de Capestang)is an active association bringing the arts to our region. It is a treat for the senses. How did they start? It started with an idea. A few years ago, the […]

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