Category Archives: Daily life in France

Sometimes living in France is an adventure and sometimes it’s frustrating but it’s always wonderful

Lunchtime in the Aude

We were standing with a very helpful assistant in a large furniture store just outside Carcassonne . The last hour had been spent choosing furniture for our house, while trying to stay within our budget (not large) and selecting only … Continue reading

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What Makes Life in the Aude so Special?

It’s the little things. Parking: It was early evening when we arrived for our very first holiday at our house in Castelnaudary, having driven all the way from London. We had unloaded the luggage and my husband was just trying … Continue reading

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Bank Holidays – France – Public Holidays 2012

2012 Jours fériés – French Bank or Public holidays* I’m late getting this posted this year. Where does the time go!? Still, it’s posted before Easter weekend. New Year’s Day 1 January Easter Sunday 8 April Easter Monday 9 April … Continue reading

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What time is it in France?

I’m used to quickly converting time between Carcassonne and Toronto but around the beginning of daylight savings time I always get messed up.  In Ontario we start DST earlier than France and that one hour always manages to confuse me. … Continue reading

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French Conversation Group in the Aude

Here’s a great way to improve your French and meet people living in the Aude and Herault. A.F.A.L (l’Alliance Franco-Anglaise du Languedoc-Roussillon) runs a weekly conversation group in Narbonne. “We aim to help English speakers integrate into the French way … Continue reading

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