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More lovely French doors- The Thursday Three from the Languedoc

Three more fabulous doors. I wonder what secrets lie behind these? I particulary love the grey doors below, and note that two newer carved wooden panels have been added to support the brass knobs. Entirely in keeping with the orginal … Continue reading

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Le petit voleur or “Carpe Panem”

I have no idea how good these photos are as they were taken and posted on a mobile phone. What is clear is that opportunism is alive and well in the Languedoc. Not only did this cheeky chappie make off … Continue reading

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Signs and symbols- traditional decorative motifs in the Languedoc #1

I had every intention of featuring some of the decorative motifs on this beautiful town house in Carcassonne, but Poshbirdy beat me to it, and with a proper camera, unlike my phone; So see her great photos here, thanks P!- … Continue reading

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Buying Property in France- A cautionary tale

Just to let you know, I now take requests.See “Taste of France” blog- https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/37172339/posts/1025435832 The area around Puivert is mentioned. Very pretty, has a chateau & museum, too cold for me. It took a while for us to find out … Continue reading

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Use it or lose it – Best restaurant between Perpignan and Lapradelle-Puilarens

You may recall that we visited Restaurant l’Egrappoir last year on our run down from the Aude valleys to the Mediterranean coast where the apartment is located . We met the new owner, Muriel, who hails from the Alsace, and … Continue reading

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How green are these valleys?

I feel like a tranquil post today. I love how the layers of the last foothills of the Pyrenees change colour as we drive away from the Pyrenees-Orientales up toward the greens and blues of the beautiful Aude valleys. The … Continue reading

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Emotional rescue

The Languedoc is dotted with quirky properties in various stages of benign and active neglect: just waiting for some mad and optimistic adventurer to spot and save them. Properly save them I mean. Not get someone else in to board … Continue reading

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