Poisson d’Avril – April Fools

All Fools Day is celebrated 1 April each year across much of the world. It is a day of hoaxes, practical jokes and all around good humour.  Many people believe that the holiday originated in France. Few facts are available and you will make up your own mind. Regardless, it is just a bit of silliness and fun in a world with too little silliness … Continue reading Poisson d’Avril – April Fools

MUSÉE 1900

Visit the 1900’s while during a visit to one of the most beautiful villages in France, Lagrasse! Take a tour with an audio guide into a fascinating period and surround yourself in the enchanted period of Belle Epoque! A decade ago, Cyril and Isabelle Codina, winegrowers came up with a different way to share their passions and provide their guests with a delightful trip in … Continue reading MUSÉE 1900

Le Moulin à Papier: Part III

Continued from Part II The Dutch pile has been filled with the previously smashed paste inside the millstone grinder. Dutch pile produces a very thick past that must be diluted in a tank. The resulting product will be 1 – 3 percent paste concentrate and 97 – 99 percent paste solution. A sieve is used to separate the fibres. A sieve is used to separate … Continue reading Le Moulin à Papier: Part III

Le Moulin à Papier: Part II

Paper was invented in the 2nd century B.C. by the Chinese. In 400 A.D. the Japanese and the Koreans were utilizing blackberry bushes by taking the shoots, steaming them and peeling them and left to soak in water until very soft and pliable. This is then boiled off in a mixture of ashes and water then laid out on smooth surfaces and beaten with sticks … Continue reading Le Moulin à Papier: Part II