Paris gets closer to Toulouse

French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced last week that the long-promised TGV fast train link between Toulouse and Paris will be in service within 10 years. Work has been brought forward to start in 2024, five years ahead of schedule (and after 40 years of discussion). It means that the train journey . . . → Read More: Paris gets closer to Toulouse

Anyone for cheese? Half a kilo per week if you are French

Did you know that you can study for a degree in cheesemaking in France? In fact, not only a degree but you can then follow it with a Masters as well. Cheese making is taken very seriously in France and considered a highly respected profession. I suppose it makes sense; France has . . . → Read More: Anyone for cheese? Half a kilo per week if you are French

Interview: Five questions with a property finder

This is an interview I did for a magazine that might answer a few questions about using a property finder and about the Midi-Pyrenées region:

Where in the Midi-Pyrénées are you based?

I am based on the border of the Haute Garonne and the Ariège, located an hour south west . . . → Read More: Interview: Five questions with a property finder

Made in France

I recently watched a horrifying documentary on the clothes and fashion industry (The True Cost, Netflix) which should be obligatory watching for us all. Like many people in this part of France in terms of what we eat, I try to be very careful about buying locally grown, seasonal produce mainly from . . . → Read More: Made in France