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Spotlight and giveaway: Purged by Fire

Diane Bonavist

on Tour

December 1-14


Purged by Fire:
Heresy of the Cathars

(historical fiction)

Release date: July 29, 2016
at Bagwyn Books

ISBN: 978-0-86698-810-0… 457 more words

Historical Novels

The Limoux Carnival, the longest in the world!

In the 14th Century, millers were said to have celebrated payment of their taxes to the Prouille Monastery, on a certain Shrove Tuesday. Since then, in… 145 more words


Languedoc, France's New World wine region

The Languedoc is my adoptive French home. I see it as Provence without the tourists, without too many incomers like me pushing up prices and without, regrettably, the ubiquitous smell of lavender, thyme and pines. 109 more words


Château Grand Moulin, great Corbières wines

Located right inside the village of Lezignan-Corbieres, on the RN 113 (national road), the winery “Château Grand Moulin” also has a shop where visitors can taste and buy the range of wines produced in the Corbières. 64 more words


Cathars and Cathar Beliefs in the Languedoc

The Cathars were a religious group who appeared in Europe in the eleventh century, their origins something of a mystery though there is reason to believe their ideas came from Persia or the Byzantine Empire, by way of the Balkans and Northern Italy.  68 more words


No ordinary seaside lunch

Earlier this year, I was given a recommendation for a restaurant in Valras Plage, called O Fagot.  Seaside towns are not always known for their restaurants, so I looked up the restaurant on the net.   506 more words