Tag Archives: Puycelsi

Saving Face: Some of the Less Obvious Gems in SW France

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I’m following the example of fellow blogger Midi Hideaways, who wrote a recent post about the statuary and carved stone faces on buildings in the towns of the Languedoc. In this post … Continue reading

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A Special Day for Life on La Lune

Today is a rather special day for us. More of that below. It’s been a rather eventful couple of weeks, which explains my erratic blogging record just now. Having taken part in a concert in the hilltop village of Puycelsi … Continue reading

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Singing at Puycelsi

Last weekend, we took part in one of our favourite events of the year: two days of rehearsals followed by a choral concert at the hilltop village of Puycelsi in the Tarn. This was the ninth year that these concerts … Continue reading

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Thunder and Lightning at Puycelsi

  We have adopted Puycelsi in the Tarn, since we go there to sing at least once a year in a temporary choir that comes together for a weekend or less. This delightful – and apparently impregnable – hilltop village … Continue reading

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Concert at Puycelsi 2014

We sang in another fabulous concert last Sunday at the hilltop village of Puycelsi in the Tarn, one of France’s plus beaux villages. A scratch choir comes together every September (and last April as well; a new innovation) for a … Continue reading

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Trip Along the River Aveyron

I went to the hilltop village of Puycelsi in the Tarn département on Friday to interview some victims for one of my magazine articles. It’s about 50 minutes’ drive from here but the route is one of the most spectacular … Continue reading

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Music at Puycelsi

We had a wonderful experience again this year singing in a scratch choir at Puycelsi, a hilltop walled village in the Tarn. Last year was special since it was my birthday and we sang Mozart’s Requiem, one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Unconquered Citadel: Puycelsi

Overlooking the Vère valley, the fortified hilltop village of Puycelsi is l’un des plus beaux villages de France (one of the most beautiful villages in France). The green sea of la fôret de Grésigne laps at the base of its … Continue reading

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A Birthday to Remember: Mozart at Puycelsi

Yesterday, I had one of my best birthdays ever. The SF and I sang in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in the church at the spectacular fortified village of Puycelsi in the Tarn Département.

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