Category Archives: Var

Les Médiévales des Arcs (part 2)

As we mentioned in a previous blog, we are doing a run of three on the biannual medieval-fest at our neighbourhood town of Les Arcs-sur-Argens.  It was colourful, photogenic and, hey, it’s August. Anyway as we said last week, this … Continue reading

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La canicule

We will continue with our pictures from the Les Arcs medieval weekend but we’ve had a number of people emailing us asking about the heatwave – la canicule – and how we are doing. The impression one gets from some … Continue reading

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Les Médiévales des Arcs (part 1)

One of the small towns near to us is Les Arcs (strictly Les Arcs sur Argens to avoid the careless Satnav user ending up here instead of Les Arcs the Alpine ski resort). Although the lower part of the town … Continue reading

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Incendies

We were going to post a series of photographs from the bi-annual Fête médiévale at our neighbouring village of Les Arcs, a spectacular, colourful and well-attended event. All being well, we will blog on this over the next couple of … Continue reading

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Dunkirk etc…

We have just been to see Dunkirk or more precisely Dunkerque on the big IMAX screen at Toulon. It was in French of course and we confess to failing to follow some of the dialogue. Despite an over-clever structure it … Continue reading

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Heat

It’s been hot here — mind you that doesn’t seem to make us unique this year. Is Someone trying to point out to Trump that global warming really is occurring?  Actually, we haven’t been in the formal French heatwave zone: … Continue reading

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Manmade disasters and Malpasset

Recently Chris took one of the geologists from Wheaton College around the area of Courmettes  to look at the possibility of running a field course  down here. Maybe. But we were reminded twice this week of  one part of the … Continue reading

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