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The Abbey of Soreze

As I wrote in the prior column, we decided to head to Soreze and its abbey yesterday. The abbey is one of the ‘Grand Sites of the Midi-Pyrenees‘ and so it’s heavily promoted in tourism sites. But even after seven … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July at Toulouse

One of the first concepts I learned after moving here was the idea of the ‘Toulouse quart d’heure.’ This is when you ask someone to meet you at a certain time and they’re inevitably 15 minutes – un quart d’heure … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 4th of July in Toulouse

It was a dark and stormy…day (you thought I was gonna say ‘night’ didn’t you?). Honestly, it was 15C/58F and there were on and off (mostly ‘off’ thank goodness) showers. Not exactly the best weather for a 4th of July … Continue reading

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