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Toulouse, France – in the pink

Locals lovingly call Toulouse ‘The Pink City’. Actually, the ubiquitous bricks of it’s classic facades are more like orange in colour but, hey, let’s not
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A whole Lot of Lavender Love in France

Suzie Dick, a ballet teacher and silk painter talks about her love of lavender and how it led her and her husband Ian from New
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Best of Gascony in the summer

Summer in Gascony is a time of sunshine, blue skies and joie de vivre as the good life is celebrated in towns and villages throughout
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French Lavender in the Lot

Expats Ian and Suzie Dick own Lavande de Lherm farm in Midi-Pyrénées, south west France, Janine Marsh investigates their Lavender life in the Lot… Ian
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Gascony à la carte

Anne-France de Castelbajac-Anderson talks to Janine Marsh about her historic French family which can trace its history back to the days of the crusades, chateaux,
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Top 5 hiking trails in the Pyrénées

Every year, intrepid travellers from across the globe flock to the southwest of France to tackle the majestic Pyrénées. Excellent footpaths and a temperate climate create
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Lovely Aveyron in the Midi-Pyrénées

I have been fortunate to have lived in three departments in France during my nine years here after emigrating from Britain. The first was department
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