Perpignan is the capital of the Catalan region and the centre of Catalonia culture.The town owes much of its heritage and cultural development to the kings of Majorca, responsible for the transformation of Perpignan into a thriving trading post during the middle ages.

This walk starts from Palalda, near Amélie-Les-Bains. With bar, postal museum that also sells crafts, and a sprinkling of artists/craftspeople, all of which may or may not be open depending on the day and time of year, the pretty medieval, cobbled village is well worth a visit itself.

Throughout July Été 66, the summer music festival organised by the Conseil Général des Pyrénées-Orientales, will host 18 nights of musical entertainment in two of Perpignan’s most emblematic venues.

Les Enfants de la Mer has confirmed Argelès as a key national player in the field of environmental activism and sustainable development. Back for its 9th edition, this recurring summer-long project was originally inspired by the outdoor photography exhibition, Vivants, in Paris back in 2007. Aiming to engage and educate visitors of all ages, les Enfants de la Mer is a collaborative effort, unique in France.

GARDENING NOTES FOR JULY  by Gill Storey When fine weather arrives in July, we are out there at 7 in the morning weeding and planting before the temperature rises too much. This is the time for…

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