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L’omelette géante de Bessières

En vous promenant vous apercevrez très vite des chefs cuisiniers en toque blanche et cravate jaune entourés de cuisinières qui s’affairent sur l’esplanade Bellecourt, espace qui leur est spécialement réservé ce jour-là .


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The giant omelette in Bessières

If you are passing through the Toulouse region on Easter Monday, I invite you to make a detour to the small village of Bessières. Arriving there, you will quickly notice there are chefs, dressed in white caps and yellow ties, and surrounded by assistants. What are they doing? They’re preparing a giant omelette.


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The truffle market in Lalbenque

This quiet little village in the south west of France, where 1600 inhabitants live throughout the year, would be completely unknown if it wasn’t not for its traditional truffle market.


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The Book Festival of Brive-la-Gaillarde

For the past thirty years, there has been a Book Fair in the small town of Brive la Gaillarde in the south west of France (department of Corrèze). It takes place every year over three days in the first week end of November. It’s the largest literary event in France after the Paris Book Fair.


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Interview: Agnès Landou

My friend Agnès Landou lives in the Midi Pyrénées, not far from Toulouse. It’s a region known for good food, unspoiled medieval villages and…. ses beaux pigeonniers (dovecotes or pigeon lofts). This is an interview with Agnès about these exquisite buildings that were part of her childhood.



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Festival fever

Hats off to Caussade, home of France’s annual hat festival, where for a few days every July, every visitor wears a hat or risks facing a 1 Euro fine…



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Reading in French

I went searching for simple French books, in Melbourne. Hidden beneath one of the city’s eclectic laneways is a wonderful shop – The Foreign Language Bookshop.