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Xmas market

It is opened and it definitely looks like Xmas. Very busy on the opening night. Not too sure if there were more French people or Spanish people!    

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Another short holiday for 2020 is being discussed and will be added to the list as a strong possibility. After the summer madness along the Cote d’Azur, the quaint village of St Tropez hold the yearly “Les voiles de St … Continue reading

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Almost ready

  The main Xmas market area on Place Carnot is almost ready. All the chalets are up, the ice rink is completely set up and freezing up. One week to go before the doors officially open. We are all looking … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé

(Copyright Janet Brice The famous slogan Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé will hang in wine bars, restaurants and cafes throughout France and across the world on this day. But how did this humble red wine from Burgundy gain its … Continue reading

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Xmas is coming

  There is strong evidence that Christmas is only weeks away. Shops have had or are finishing their decorations since days. All the attractions around town are being set up. I think the most popular one is the ice rink … Continue reading

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It does not mean too much in this part of the world but there nevertheless a few parties around. Shame it is pouring down with rain, I might have gone to one.

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Market day

    There are 3 markets during the week in Carcassonne which all take place in the main square in the middle of town. Two smaller one on Tuesdays and Thursday and the major on       It is … Continue reading

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