We just returned from a remarkable weekend visit with friends in the village of Caunes-Minervois, département Aude, in the newly created région Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées. On January 1, 2016, the formerly 22 regions of Metropolitan France started operating as 13 new mega-regions, a federal government measure to decrease administrative cost nationwide. The weekend was truly remarkable in the respect that […]Read more "Of Truffles"
Are you ready for a quick leap back in time? It’s the 13th Century in the Languedoc, where Franks battle Catalans and Gascones, where Saracens, Jews, Cathars and Catholics seek to live and prosper, where minnesinger’s ballads of love and unrequited longing slowly replace Chansons de Geste, songs praising heroic deeds of warriors like Roland […]Read more "Carcassonne – Stone & Wood with Angles & Textures"
… and the challenge continues.Read more "Actualité 2e Journée du Defi Cassoulet !"