Sunday, October 19, 2014

C'est quercy rouergue!

Photo from Sue Carter
I live on the very edge of the Lot Department. (Departments in France are kind of a cross between a county and a state in the US). Right across the river from my house is the Aveyron Department. Drive a bit further and you come to the Tarn-et-Garonne Department. This little corner of deep France is sort of no-man's land. There are a lot of things going on, but no one knows much about them. Publicity for French events is notoriously bad, and English sites often concentrate on the bigger events in bigger towns. Frequently a really cool local event comes and goes and I lament...'wish I'd known about that; I would have gone.'

Enter my friend, Sue, who had the brilliant idea to put together a Facebook page, 'C'est quercy rouergue' ('It's the quercy rouergue.' The quercy rouergue is what this geographic area is called) She invited a few of us to follow the page with instructions to invite others we think might be interested. From a handful, we are now up to 54 members and growing! The page is a place to publicize local events, offer things for sale, and share news of our villages. I've already learned about two events I would otherwise never have heard about. Sue will monitor the page for spammers and inappropriate content, but otherwise it's up to us to make it a go. Here's the link if you're interested: C'est quercy rouergue.

1 comment:

  1. thanks Evelyn - that's wonderful - so glad others seem to think it's a good idea - I too have heard about events I knew nothing about, in fact last night 's Libertalia concert was one. I hope the numbers keep growing