Category Archives: Var

The new wine

Yes there have been continuing protests in France by the Gilets Jaunes about which more perhaps next week. There have also been developments – but no breakthroughs – in the wearisome long-running Brexit saga. Certainly the mood among the “expatriate community” … Continue reading

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Taradeau’s big event

As will have been apparent to anyone who reads these blogs – and there seem to be an increasing number of you – our village is still feels that it’s life is focused on the many vineyards. So it’s not … Continue reading

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11 November

Given that France was the major theatre of operations for  the First World War and enormously important for much of the Second, it was particularly appropriate to be here this 11th November.  We found ourselves involved in two things: first, … Continue reading

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Port Grimaud and Brexit

Two things this week. First of all, Port Grimaud. One of the problems of the Cote d’Azur is not just that it has been relentlessly built over, but that it has been built over in a crass, ugly and unsympathetic … Continue reading

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Wet, wet, wet

Living down here one of the rules of life that you take for granted is that Provence is dry and Britain is wet. This year, however, has been the year of exceptions. So we were recently in the UK for … Continue reading

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Walking in Var

We’ve mentioned in previous posts that Alison now belongs to the International Women’s Club of Provence, based around the nearby town of Lorgues. One of the many activities is a walking group which we joined last year. What we like … Continue reading

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The other St Tropez

When we tell people how to get to our house we often say, drive along the A8 (La Provençale) until you see the junction for St Tropez, turn off but then go in the opposite direction. In theory, St Tropez … Continue reading

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