May, the Month of Bridges

May, the Month of Bridges

An explanation of the public holidays in France in May May is usually considered a month full of public holidays in France, when little business gets done. There can be up to four:  1st of May Labour Day, 8th of May VE Day, Ascension and Pentecôte (Whit Monday), but...

May Garden at Lou Messugo

May Garden at Lou Messugo

The garden is alive with self-seeded wild cistus flowering all over the place.  This makes me so happy as not only are they very pretty, they are what we named our house after and they had disappeared.        When we bought our plot of land in early 2008 it was a...

May Day Traditions in France

May Day Traditions in France

May Day in France is all about two things: muguet, pronounced "moo-gay" (lily of the valley in English) and Labour Day. On the 1st of May friends and family offer each other little sprigs, bouquets or whole plants of lily of the valley for good luck.  The more little...

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