The villages local to me are celebrating the 1907 wine revolt. Does anyone have any idea what it is all about? I know a local man in Argeliers began the revolt and that a garrison of solders joined in and later 6 people died. Cruzy, Narbonne and Beziers are all about to celebrate the event but I would like to know more before hand if possible. The Cruzy museum has a display of original placards and photographs from the era, but again, due to lack of language, I am unable to work out the history. Any help would be gratefully received. Kieran Halfway between Beziers and Narbonne
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovskys is such a good read that I thought I would let you know about it. I am not yet finished but it is absolutely compelling and contains lots of interesting reference to France as it is set here post WW1 but mainly during the occupation of WW2. It is in English despite the title.
Trying to get French TV man to provide the gear ie. dish, box, setting-up to enable us to receive BBC TV programmes [we are not TV addicts but with the evenings drawing in would like the option to watch] in the Carcassonne area. After 3 days [on and off] he has been unable to do so and now says we need a 90cm. dish and a different box. I am coming to the conclusion he does not know what he is doing and the cost is spiralling. Any suggestions, comments, recommendations of proven installers in this area would be appreciated. Thanks. Tony. Tony