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Curtain Up ! A theatre debuts in Avignon

The theater takes it’s name from the address, at 9 rue Racine

by Julie Mautner, The Provence Post A new, 50-seat theater will open in mid-January in the heart of Avignon, in an 1875 hotel particulier just behind the Opera House, just off the Place Horloge. Called Theatre Le 9 Avignon, the venue will host a range [...]

Provence for special-needs children and adults

by Julie Mautner

I recently came across a company called Go Provence, offering “supported holidays” for kids and adults with learning disabilities, autism and other challenges. The goal is to provide stimulating, fun and safe vacations for all ages in the South of France…and I think what they’re doing is fantastic.

Go Provence was founded in 2010 [...]

‘French Culture’ named as key motivator for Brits buying property in France

A poll conducted by the largest seller of French property to British buyers shows ‘French culture’, ‘rural lifestyle’ and ‘the weather’ top reasons for property purchases in France.

With Brexit uncertainty continuing, the British love affair with French property remains strong.  A poll conducted by Leggett Immobilier, the largest seller of French property to [...]

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, house [...]

It runs in the family . . .

Family businesses are the oldest model of economic organisation.

When Joseph celebrated the birth of his son in the lowly stable, he was probably pleased to have someone to inherit the family carpentry business. Family firms are hugely important to the UK economy, currently turning over £180 billion [...]

Geocaching lining up for the walking season

Some of the background to Geocaching, a reason to walk . . .

On March 24, 2009, Jon Stanley (username: Moun10Bike) stood on 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle, WA. He snapped a selfie before walking into the nondescript office across the street. It was Jon’s first day at a new job.

Jon’s first day at Geocaching [...]

How to Watch RIO 2016 Olympics Live in France, New Zealand & Germany ?

How and Where to Watch RIO 2016 Olympics Live in New Zealand, France, Germany ?

RIO Olympics 2016 is just around the corner and the excitement is already at it’s peak with people from different countries already preparing on, how they going to enjoy these Games.

Satellite TV is up the creek in many parts [...]

AgoraStore: a French ‘ebay’ for surplus stuff; from excavators to bread slicers, from pianos to trailers

AgoraStore is a website created in 2005 in partnership with the city of Lyon. Agorastore allows public bodies and businesses to organize their auctions online. There are a wide variety of goods for (vehicles, computers, furniture, garden equipment, sanitation, kitchen …) proposed in sales open to all.

The purpose of AgoraStore is to encourage citizens auction , that is to [...]

Ageing in harmony: why the third act of life should be musical

by Jennifer MacRitchie

It’s never too late to pick up a musical instrument. In fact there are many reasons why it’s a great idea, particularly in old age.

We normally hear about reasons to increase music education for children, and for good cause. There are many cognitive and social benefits to playing an instrument that aid a child’s [...]