The Region

Artisan trades for the future

The association L’outil en main has created a scheme to teach youngsters manual artisan trades. Located in Villefranche-de-Rouergue in the Aveyron, the association allows about thirty children a year to discover manual trades. Artisan volunteers offer their time and tools to show youngsters trades which are gradually being lost. Retired butchers, upholsterers, carpenters are all giving up their time to teach children aged 9 to 14 every week. The association has been based…

MidiLibre/Scoop, Jan 11


Delacroix and the gilets jaunes

French street artist PBOY has set a challenge. Pascal Boyart, otherwise known as PBOY has recently painted a pastiche of the Delacroix painting “La liberté guidant le peuple” which was painted in 1830. He has updated it with some gilets jaunes characters, to make it more contemporary. It has a little secret inside though. There’s a bitcoin puzzle, and if you solve it you can win $1,000 in bitcoins. To guide those on the treasure hunt, Boyart has shared…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 11


Looking back on New Year festivity wines

Rosemary George spent the new year in the Languedoc, and on her return she looked…

Rosemary George MW, Jan 11

Eat, Stay

Le Pyrénéen

One of the things I love best about large French cities is that they always have…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 11


Festive foods by the Languedoc Photography…

The Languedoc Photography Group had a bit of fun over the festive period, submitting…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 11


Shiny side up or down?

There’s a rather bizarre subject trending on the internet now, and that is,…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 11

La France

Nine long weekends in 2019

Good news for holidaymakers: most French national holidays in 2019 will take place…

The Connexion, Jan 5


Autumn colours

Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, and some of you have already seen…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 5


67 Pall Mall and the Languedoc

Am I the only person to find a wine list on a tablet a complete nightmare? Generous…

Rosemary George MW, Jan 5


V-films – Part One

Yes!! Against the odds, thanks to some diligent film-watching which has been assiduously…

Film Buff, Jan 5


Record-breaking year for the Louvre

Not only is the Louvre the most visited museum in the world, but it welcomed more…

France 24, Jan 5


Can weakened Macron push through reforms…

This time last year president Emmanual Macron was riding high. By July the ride…

rfi English, Jan 5


Brexit and the Dunkirk spirit

By Ronnie Smith  I tend to see the excruciating Brexit process as a national…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 29

The Region

Collioure truffle market lasted 10 minutes!

Each year, there are more and more visitors to the truffle market at Collioure.…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 29