After a strict lockdown since March, normality is returning as we enter phase two and savour the joys of meeting our friends in cafés, bars and restaurants, going to the beach and enjoying the countryside in this gloriously sunny weather.
We’re basking in a heatwave here in Spain and enjoying the reopening of restaurants, bars and beaches – and soon you should be able to as well, with plans underway for international travel to resume in July.
What could be lovelier than meandering around a truly beautiful, historic village in France? There are over 160 officially named the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’, so come with us as we look at five that will whet your appetite and make you want to hop over to our nearest neighbour as soon as possible!
Moving countries is a daunting task and for some, locations with an established expat community in France offer a level of comfort to ease them gently through the transition. Here are some of the best.
Spain’s lockdown has now entered its sixth week. Although there are still many new cases being reported each day, they are far from the heights of a month ago. Sally Veall, our writer in Catalonia, explains where and how the lockdown is being lifted.