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Courmettes in April

What with UK family crises and winter, we haven’t been up at Courmettes for some months. Last weekend, however, it was the Conseil d’Administration (think Board of Trustees) of A Rocha France, a body which includes Chris. After unseasonably warm … Continue reading

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Les Tourades

We have mentioned many times in these blogs the A Rocha France centre at Les Courmettes, because this is the one we lived at and continue to be involved with most. There is in fact a second centre, which came … Continue reading

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Courmettes Centenary Part 3

On the Sunday morning of the Centenary there were a variety of small things on offer at Courmettes: with lots of people having church obligations it wasn’t the time to run major activities. The weather having improved from the Saturday … Continue reading

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Courmettes Centenary Part 2

As we mentioned last week, we have just had the centenary celebrations for Courmettes. Last week we blogged on the many labours done for preparation. This week we want to give you some photos of events on the Saturday and … Continue reading

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Courmettes Centenary part 1

Almost exactly a century ago, as the appalling bloodbath of the First World War staggered wearily to its end,  the Domaine des Courmettes was bought by a local pastor (with a generous donation from America) for the Protestant Church of … Continue reading

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Meetings at Courmettes

Given its altitude (850 m), Courmettes operates on what is pretty much a skeleton staff from end November to February. With spring coming, as witnessed by blossom and the first orchid, it’s becoming busy again. On occasions, very busy. We … Continue reading

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A Christmas retrospective

As we’ve noted before, Christmas in France is thankfully neither as long-lived nor as manic as in the UK. The decorations never go up much before mid November, when the supermarkets fill their ‘seasonal’ aisles with toys and chocolate and … Continue reading

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