Tag Archives: Taradeau

Snow in Taradeau

As promised, we did indeed have an encounter with the “Beast from the East” or as it is more clunkily named here la vague de froid Moscou-Paris: the “Moscow-Paris cold wave”. That’s a term that probably reflects the long shadow … Continue reading

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Working on the oppidum

It’s been over a year since we posted anything about the Taradeau oppidum, that fortified settlement above our village which dates from around the first century BC. But that doesn’t mean that we have stopped our involvement there. On the … Continue reading

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November miscellany

We were hoping that today would see a promised snowfall. However, we’ve had to settle for rain instead. Still, we’re grateful for this. After seven months with barely a millimetre of rain, everywhere is incredibly parched, including our local river, … Continue reading

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Return to the Oppidum

What with one thing and another, we weren’t able to join in the first couple of this season’s Saturday morning work parties at the Taradeau oppidum, the fortified settlement that goes back to the time of Asterix. However we have … Continue reading

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Wet weather

It’s questionable whether picture postcards or political manifestos tell bigger lies.  But the idea that there is “sun all the year” on the Cote d’Azur is manifestly untrue. Actually, given our water shortage, most people wish the sun didn’t shine … Continue reading

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Fête du Vin Nouveau

Last Sunday (20 November) was the Festival of the New Wine in Taradeau. It’s the big event in the village and in its present form this was its 30th year . Although, as regular readers know, we normally go to … Continue reading

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Trump, kites and flags

Unfortunately, we have to start with Donald. We haven’t talked to a vast number of people here yet but there has clearly been a great deal of consternation. The French are now firmly confirmed in a long-held suspicion that the … Continue reading

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