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  • Tamlyn Currin
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  • Tamlyn Currin
25 May 2010

The Occitan word for stranger is estranhièr – a hauntingly beautiful word. And the broad swathe of Mediterranean coastline from Nîmes to the Spanish border has certainly been strongly influenced by successive waves of foreigners passing through, many never really leaving.

The Greeks arrived in 600 BC bringing vines and…