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All Saints' Day in France

In the Middle Ages, it became customary to hold a commemoration of the dead each year. So having honoured the saints on the 1 November, prayers were said the following day for the dead.

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Living In France

More mellow than bellow

In the year since my diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease one of the changes we have noticed in me is that I am more laid back and not so fiery tempered. 634 more words

Parkinson's Disease

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone

Its Halloween, where did that year go?

Tradition in Fayssac is that all the kids come around at 5pm, kev and I waited, nothing  so we  decided to take the dog for a walk leaving Kev’s mum in charge of proceedings, candles lit, sweets out and dog with us. 230 more words

French Life

Introduction to the French Region of Auvergne

The region of Auvergne is found in France’s Massif Central. The Massif Central is a large, somewhat arid upland area of south central France. It covers about one-sixth of France’s area and, at…

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Living In France

A Parcel fit for a King...

We’re lucky in our region of the Averyon to have a number of options for our food shopping. There are a huge range of supermarkets – … 452 more words


Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

The Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct of Nîmes which is almost 50 km long to cross the…

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Living In France

Warm days, cool nights and bumper crops

Over the last few weeks we have had truly wonderful weather, amazing sun rises, some misty, and a mix of warm, even hot days with cool nights. 241 more words

French Life