Wild-water and cold-water swimming in the Pyrénées

As the temperatures steadily rise at this time of year, the French head to the water; either to the seaside, or to one of the many inland lakes dotted around France. Here in the Ariège, we are lucky to be able to choose either the Atlantic coast or the Mediterranean for a day . . . → Read More: Wild-water and cold-water swimming in the Pyrénées

Ten reasons to choose the Occitanie region of France

 

1) A more laid-back lifestyle, focused on quality of life

2) A slower pace of life (apart from the odd madman behind the wheel!)

3) Lovely climate without extremes; lots of sunshine, warm summers, and sunny, bright winters, no wildfires, plenty of rainfall.

4) Variety of landscape and culture on your . . . → Read More: Ten reasons to choose the Occitanie region of France

Choosing a French property with climate change in mind

After an unprecedented hot summer across much of Europe, there is no doubt that many of us are reviewing how and where we want to live in the future to deal with the sad reality of climate change. Raging wildfires, droughts, flooding, and dangerous high winds seem to be increasingly regular occurrences . . . → Read More: Choosing a French property with climate change in mind

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Skiday

After two years of enforced closure for French ski resorts, this year is proving to be a bumper season. We had early snow in the mountains in November which formed a good, solid base on the slopes and then some heavy snowfalls since with the rest of the time being mainly sunny . . . → Read More: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Skiday