Modern Art: Les papesses

Too important to miss - Les papesses www.lespapesses.com Avignon Palais du Pape and Galerie Lambert until 11 November Everybody knows that when a new pope is elected puffs of white smoke are emitted from the...

Blog: Minding your tu and vous

A few days ago my wife nearly got us arrested. Picture the scene of domestic bliss - tired children screaming after school, toys all over the place, my wife chatting away to a French friend in the kitchen try...

Feature: Provence popular culture

 It’s easy to live in Provence and think you know a little about its culture. Pseudo-intellectual conversations about the wine, the food, and the slow pace of life are common around the expat dinner table. The...

Arts: Camus Centenary

Albert Camus, born in 1913, was killed in a car crash on 4 January 1960. His adoptive village, Lourmarin, has been celebrating his centenary this year. Here’s the Guru guide to the essential Camus. Why th...

Blog: La Rentrée

In England it’s clumsily called ‘going back to school’ and apart from the odd office worker joking that he is ‘back at school’ it affects a We were happy to be heading South on the final 'Black' Autoroute Sat...

Blog: Les enfants

We’re travelling a lot this summer. Moving around with three small children is never easy, particularly when it comes to lunch. In our pre-children days Tanya and I loved nothing better than exploring a town or...