THIS reflection of stalactites, from Les Grottes de Lacave in the Lot, features in the This French Life photo album on Flickr.
Taken by jojo79 it captures the dark, reflective atmosphere of the caves, which you access via a small train, with the chambers up to 60 metres high.
Staying in the south west and artist Adam Cope has been out gathering the last of the sunflowers from the fields near his home in the Dordogne.
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IT has been quite a while since I wrote about some of the new internet tools and tips I've discovered that you can use to help give your holiday home website a bit of a brush up.
So I thought with the nights beginning to draw in, and maybe your thoughts are drifting off to revamping a web page or two, I'd point out my recent finds.
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THE problems thrown up by President Sarkozy's plans to restrict access to health services has thrown up many questions and comments.
The new rules will mean people who are under retirement age, and not working, who move to France from the end of this month will need to take out private medical insurance.
But Euro MP Mary Honeyball has raised the issue of how disabled Britons will be able to get medical insurance for pre-existing conditions, claiming this goes against European Union laws.
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HERE are a few interesting stops out on the internet, taking in everything from Vélib' bikes in Paris to changing attitudes towards bull fighting in the south of France.
The first story is a look at life in les banlieues two years after the riots, many believe little has changed, while a campaign is being led against bull fighting from the Dordogne town of Périgueux, organised by the Comité radicalement anti corrida.
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EVERYONE knows Alfred. Well, everyone in the handsome city of Montpellier at least, writes Jeremy Josephs.
Situated within a stone’s throw from Richard Branson’s swish and spanking new Virgin Mega-Store, Alfred the hatmaker stands out more than the odd kilometre or two because of its faded 1930s facia and fittings – evidently the last time a single centime was spent on the shop.
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CHALON-sur-Saône, Saône et Loire, Burgundy, is not a town to rest on its laurels. With the annual Foire attracting on average an extra 1000 people each year, in 2006 33,000 people attended, they expect this year to be bigger and better than ever.
Being held at Parc Expo from September 28 to October 7 there are 150 exhibitors from a range of businesses and entertainment lined up to entertain visitors with special dedication to people with reduced mobility.
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