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.



Louvre of the Vine at Marseillan

While the Louvre in Paris houses many of the most famous artworks in the world an equally important and lesser known “Louvre” in the south is the now-endangered home of the world’s most important collection of vines. Domaine de Vassal…

French News Online, Apr 23


Nice seafront pushes for World…

Nice’s celebrated seaside boulevard lined with palm trees and glitzy turn-of-the-century…

rfi English, Apr 22


Lineup for Cannes Director’s…

Nineteen films are in the line-up in this year’s Director’s Fortnight…

rfi English, Apr 22


French rap feud turns violent

A French rap star was placed in custody on Tuesday after a brawl at a Paris shop…

France 24, Apr 22


Drunk mum leaves child in nightclub's…

A French mother left her asthmatic toddler in an unheated nightclub storeroom so…

The Local, Apr 22



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


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


If We’re At the End of Email,…

Are you still using email? Of course you are. But, the real question is, for how…

Channel News Asia, Apr 15


'French regions aren't the problem,…

A decades-old plan to cut the number of French regions in half has once again reared…

The Connexion, Apr 14