The shameful camps, over crowded, in-humane, crammed to overflowing with desperate Republicans escaping Franco’s Spain seem an unlikely place for art to flourish. But artists were there as can be seen in the Museum in La Jonquera. And they did not go un-noticed in Perpignan either.

Far from the hussle and bussle of the pistes we offer you the chance of a pure wilderness experience. Discover the real mountains, the wildlife and the adventure of exploring away from the trodden paths with an experienced and qualified guide.

In Spring 1905, Henri Matisse landed in Collioure, searching for light and a new style of painting. It was in Colioure that he painted the famous Open Window, with vibrant colours and reflexions that did not fit in with the expected – vermillion masts of blue boats floating on pink waves below a sky of turquoise, and pink.

Look out for the ‘lovies’ on the Côte Vermeille between Argelès-sur-Mer, Banyuls, Port-Vendres, Cerbère and Portbou from the 20th February 2017.
Ten days of filming will take place for Italian/Spanish feature film “Gli Indesiderati. Europa!” produced by Fabrizio Ferraro.

It seems that the skiers who are the most at risk on the ski slopes are young females under the age of 25, who are 3.5 times more likely to have a fall leading to a sprained knee or ankle than the male of the species!

New health reforms this year mean that people will have to sign an ‘opt out’ register (Registre National des Refus) if they do NOT wish their organs to be used for transplant. This is a computerised listing of people who have chosen not to donate organs or tissues after their death. Anyone not on the register will be presumed to have consented to organ donation.
BASICALLY, WE ARE ALL DONORS UNLESS WE OPT OUT[

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