Becoming part of the community in France

I went to a funeral of a neighbour this week; one of the first people we met when we moved into this hamlet and who lived most of his 80 years right here. Funerals are of course always sad but this one was also uplifting in that it really brought home to . . . → Read More: Becoming part of the community in France

The changing makeup of the expat in France

Our local market is the place where I am most likely to come across other expats and incomers who have made this region their home. It has only been recently however that it has struck me how much the makeup of not only the local population but also of the expat population . . . → Read More: The changing makeup of the expat in France

Flying high – Toulouse International Airport

Cockpit of Airbus380. Photo by Captain Dave Wallsworth (@DaveWallsworth)

In the last decade, Toulouse airport has become a major international transport hub, bolstered by the growing industry in the region including the presence of the Airbus headquarters, the largest cancer research centre in Europe and the increasing number of high tech industries in and . . . → Read More: Flying high – Toulouse International Airport

A better climate at any time of year

While the rest of France and most of Europe is shivering under a blanket of snow and an onslaught of icy winds from Siberia, we are enjoying sunshine and spring weather here in our little corner of the foothills. This is often the case in this region because, cliché though it is, . . . → Read More: A better climate at any time of year