Tag Archives: Roussillon

Pimp my hovel

Well, we finally nailed the colours for the outside render and the shutters. So, taking advantage of the late Autumn sunshine, the Trevoracle started sanding down the flaky doors.   Aren’t those layers of colour beautiful? Yes they are . … 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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Dream French escape of the day; hand-picked for you

So, halfway between Argeles- sur-Mer and Campagne- sur-Aude we often stop at Maury. This is a beautiful and very French village in the heart of the Roussillon  wine growing region . With brilliant links to mountains, Mediterranean  and Perpignan city … Continue reading

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Episode 112- Compact and bijou, a little pied–à–terre, part 1

I don’t post much about the seaside apartment, as the village house tends to be all-consuming, but to save you wading back through this INTERMINABLE diary of mine, here are a few facts and a few photos.   Our apartment … Continue reading

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Why buy in the Languedoc Roussillon?- Part two,living by the sea

Ten true reasons why we bought a little piece of seaside life in the Pyrenées Orientales in Southern France. 1) Because the dramatic mix of snow topped mountains, lush greenery, turquoise sea and sunshine  never fails to make us smile. … Continue reading

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Why buy in the Languedoc Roussillon? Part one-country village life?

Ten true reasons why we bought a village house here in the Aude region of Southern France 1) For a small price we can live in an ancient village steeped in history and local culture 2) We can live simply … Continue reading

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