Festival des Architectures Vives

Festival des Architectures Vives (the Lively Architecture festival) is located in Montpellier and the nearby waterfront at La Grande Motte, in the Languedoc area of southern France. FAV 2017 takes the theme ‘EMOTION’ to bring you architectural installations by contemporary young architects that reflect innovative design, materials and construction techniques.
Discover these ephemeral works around the historic old town of Montpellier in courtyards and mansions that are usually not open to the public, and quayside in La Grande Motte.

A Mediterranean cottage garden

The British really do take their love of gardening with them when they move to other parts of the world. I’ve just come back from a short stay in the Haut-Languedoc region of southern France. It turned out that our self-catering apartment was half of a house, and that in the other half lived the owners, Tom and Frank, who moved there around 6 or 7 years ago when Tom was made redundant from his job in Manchester. Continue reading “A Mediterranean cottage garden”