Here’s to LIFE


It has been a busy time since the launch. A brand new section has been born - ‘LIFE”, which is the new home of Robin’s wonderful ‘Days Out’, as well as wine and restaurant reviews. We’ve also added some interesting articles of our own - such as one on the cardboard (yes, that’s right) Pont du Gard built in 2007 by this year’s Pritzker Prize for Architecture - Sigeru Ban. There’s also new articles from Rosemary George (wine reviews), Gill Pound (spring gardening tips) and Jonathan Miller (public loos).


Don't miss any great films in English Know when all the big antiques fairs are happening VO Films & Antiques Fairs


We’d like to draw your attention to two types of events that we hope will prove very popular. The first are listings for ‘VO’ (in English) films. Click EVENTS and then FILM - and you’ll see all the best English-language films in the region listed, with times and locations. And with Béziers’ massive antiques fair coming up next weekend - we’d like to point out that all of Languedoc’s huge antiques fairs have now been added to the site - just click EVENTS and then ANTIQUES. If you’ve never been to one - just image a great antique shop, multiply it by 100 then divide the prices by 2.


Please don’t assume we know


If you’ve heard of any good events on in the region - please do let us know. We can’t spot everything - and great events could easily be missed. Just click the ‘Share an EVENT >’ button on the right to send us something.



Languedoc's wheat harvest at risk

Irrigation isn’t normally needed at this time of year. But this year’s water shortage is proving serious for the region’s wheat fields. Lack of rain throughout winter and early spring has meant ground water levels are far lower than…

France 3, Apr 24


Aude’s Autumn Pavia wins judo…

Automne Pavia, European Women’s Judo champion in 2013, from Languedoc’s…

France 3, Apr 24


Ségolène Royal denies banning…

Ségolène Royal, French President François Hollande's former…

France 24, Apr 24


Crisis loosens Franco-German bond

We're starting our election journey in France and Germany because these are the…

BBC News, Apr 24


One in five French workers is…

New data out this week shows France’s civil service has continued its nearly…

The Connexion, Apr 24



Fireworks & more at the Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard is spectacular in its own right, but add fireworks and lasers and it's something you'll never forget. For four nights each june (June 6, 7, 13, 14) - world-famous fireworks specialists 'Group F' will be putting on a show to end all shows…

Jun 6 - Jun 14
Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard




Features, Interviews & Letters


Parisians really are rude to tourists…

Almost a year ago it seemed like stories of Parisians being rude to tourists would…

The Local, Apr 24


How to avoid any French wedding…

France is a popular choice for foreign couples tying the knot including a fair few…

The Local, Apr 23


French text message lingo: 15…

Deciphering the curious shorthand of text messages can be tough in your native tongue,…

The Local, Apr 22


France's silent tea revolution

Ordering a cup of tea in Paris is a bit like asking for pastis in a British pub.…

BBC News, Apr 21