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Hello and welcome to Midihideaways!

On this blog I am going to try and show you the wonderful diversity that exists in Languedoc.  I hope you’ll be able to see why why this is such a wonderful area for spending one or several holidays, or spending your life…

I am writing about food, gardening, places to visit, and life in Languedoc in general, and I aim to publish a new post every Friday.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail me on andreas at midihideaways dot com or contact me via facebook or skype.  And please feel free to leave your comments!

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Party time!!

Today is France’s national holiday – a day which remembers the storming of the Bastille fortress on July 14, 1789, as well as the Fete of Unity (Fete de la Federation) on July 14, 1790.  All over France there will be celebrations of one kind or another.  In some of the very small villages it may be a communal meal with music and dancing on the day.  Larger villages can afford to spread the festivities over several days, and in many towns there will be fireworks and parades.

The most spectacular fireworks display takes place in Paris, where the Eiffel Tower is beautifully showcased by truly amazing pyrotechnics.

The festivities in Saint-Chinian will go on for three days, with bands and parties.  Here is the programme:

The 14th of July is also the start of the French summer holidays, and in the spirit of that I will be taking a bit of a break.  I hope you will all have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to catching up with you again in August!  if anyone would like to write a guest post in my absence, please let me know!

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