Author: mark

The French people’s favourite village 2020 only a 60-minute drive from here!

This year, like every year for the past 9 years, the French followed their second favorite personality Stéphane Bern on TV channel France 3 throughout France to choose, on Wednesday July 1, their favourite village among 13 others chosen. “I don’t understand why we go to the end of the world, when beauty is at our doorstep.” Stéphane Bern recently told Télé 7 Jours. And today we can only confirm that what he said is so true. From all the villages visited (Montpeyroux (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), Chablis (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Pont-Aven (Brittany), Trôo (Center-Val de Loire), Cargèse (Corsica), Hunspach (Grand Est) , Pierrefonds...

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Mirabelle: from Alsace or Lorraine?

It is already the season for mirabelles and we can not only see them in the trees all around us, but we are just starting to find them in the local farm shops and markets as well. The big question is where does this delicate, yellow little sort of plum come from? This fruit which is most often associated with Lorraine (which apparently supplies nearly 70% of world production) has of course made its way into northern parts of Alsace since the 15th century. Patrick tells me that the Alsatian mirabelle differs from that of Lorraine in its color...

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