Category Archives: Travel

Bastille Day in the Aude

The 14 July is the French national day, known as la fête nationale or le quatorze juillet. It’s the day France celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution, when on 14 July 1789 the people of Paris stormed the prison … Continue reading

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Toulouse

Toulouse is not actually in the Aude, it’s in Haute Garonne. However as the city is on the border of those two departments and is so close to the Aude, I feel I can stretch a point and write about … Continue reading

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The Languedoc Trilogy by Kate Mosse

That’s Kate Mosse the writer not Kate Moss the super model. The three books in Kate Mosse’s best- selling Languedoc trilogy are “Labyrinth”, “Sepulchre” and “Citadel”, each one set in or around Carcassonne at an important point in the city’s … Continue reading

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Shopping in France – ni bonjour, ni au revoir, ni merde

Visiting France? Planning to shop? Heard about how rude French people are? (They aren’t, really.) Here’s a tip to make your shopping experience enjoyable. Say bonjour when you go into a store and say au revoir (or merci, au revoir) … 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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