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    Charles Rennie Mackintosh Trail in Roussillon: Collioure

     

    Art is the flower – Life is the green leaf. Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing – something that will convince the world that there may be – there are – things more precious -more beautiful – more lasting than life. But to do this […]

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh Trail in Roussillon: Port-Vendres

     

    Before resuming our ‘Journey around Scotland‘, with next episode leading us to Glasgow, mainly in the steps of Margaret and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, why not make a detour via the Roussillon, in this very nice and sunny region of France, where the famous Scottish artists spent the last and probably the […]

    Waiting for the Scottish bagpipes in Aubigny-sur-Nère…

     

    Aubigny-sur-Nère teddy bears Tourist Office © 2010 Scotiana

    As it has been the case for twenty-two years now, the Scottish-French festivities are going to take place in Aubigny-sur Nère on the 14th of July. The whole town will again resound cheerfully with music, cries of joy, and the clatter of horses’ hooves as […]

    William Laird Macgregor, a Scottish Laird in Arcachon…

     

    Arcachon et la dune du Pyla – Source Wikipedia

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    Can you remember the Scottish link binding together the three picturesque villas you can see below? Fortunately, these villas have survived the wave of destruction which, in the name of renovation (and profit), has deprived Arcachon of some of its most beautiful […]

    A Mysterious Laird Macgregor in Arcachon…

     

     

    Le bassin d’Arcachon old postcard 1958 Scotiana Library

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    Summer is lingering this year, with October already here and temperatures still close to 30° Celsius. But we are not going to complain as we can take advantage of this nice weather to visit some places we try to avoid during the […]