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Cricket for 2017 in the Midi

Welcome to Midi Cricket Club

We play cricket in the Midi-Pyrénées Division of the National League and friendly fixtures against touring sides and other local clubs. The club welcomes new members from all backgrounds and arranges social events throughout the year

The club was founded in the summer of 2005 by a group of enthusiasts […]

You’re Invited: Thanksgiving in France

by Julie Mautner at The Provence Post

Because I live to please you, once again I’ve rounded up a great selection of Thanksgiving celebrations–on the Côte d’Azur, in inland Provence and in Paris–where you are wanted and welcome!

Who attends? The local expat community of course, but also French friends and other Europeans, travellers, […]

Le Tour 2016, Chocks away on 2nd July

Tour de France 2016

Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2016, the 103th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles: 9 flat stages 1 hilly stage 9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes (Andorre […]

Saturday 13 June – Visit to Cagnes-sur-Mer, Book Signing & Lunch

Dear Members and Friends,

In the early 20th Century, some notable artists settled on the French Riviera, among them Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who spent the last 12 years of his life in Cagnes-sur-Mer. With its collections, original paintings, sculptures, furniture and studio, the Musée Renoir offers moving testimony to the Impressionist Master’s family and creative […]

Beautiful strawberries in a beautiful place

Quite literally Beaulieu is a beautiful place on the Dordogne River with fine renaissance houses and its magnificent Romanesque abbey church. It is, unsurprisingly, one the local ‘Plus Beaux Villages’

During pre-revolutionary times the town was dominated by the ancient Benedictine abbey of St-Pierre although these days only the abbey church remains. Nevertheless, the […]

UPDATE: This year’s Tour de France, starts on Saturday 4th July


Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2015, the 102th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,344 kilometres (before ratification).

These stages have the following profiles: 9 flat stages 3 hill stages 7 mountain stages with 5 altitude […]

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Diary of a Vineyard – July 2014

Ouf! as they say in French. It’s all fireworks and brimstone this month: there’s the 4th of July and there is the Quatorze de Juillet.

And then there is also a catastrophe of cataclysmic proportions as hail sweeps over vast tracts of the Minervois, Cabardes, Malepere and Carcassonne, wiping out between 20% – 100% […]

We all saw the cyclists on TV, but how many if us missed this little chap who’s been with us all the while ?

Son en Lumières en France & Light Shows

The annual Festival of Lights takes place in Lyon every December / Pierre-Jean Durieu /


Son en Lumières

Court Séjour valable aux dates de spectacle : du 22 au 24 août et du 29 au 31 août 2014



Son et Lumière

Until 21 September

Huge silhouettes projected on to […]