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.

Breaking news 26th January 2017. Sky is preparing to deliver their service via broadband. This means that the need for a satellite dish or a cable company connection will be competing with a data connection via a phone line!

Growing up between the game reserves in South Africa and the wilderness of the Australian outback, Ian Pendry discovered a love for nature early on in life. At university in Sheffield he met Angela, an international mountain bike racer and skilled ski mountaineer. The rest, as they say, is history.

These are in fact caterpillar nests, constructed by the pine processionary caterpillar (chenille processionnaire) larva, who live in large ‘tents’ and march out at night in single file (hence the name) to feed on the pine needles.

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