Symposium Catalan de Sculpture et de peinture Charity event In the intimacy of the cloisters of St. Genis des Fontaines, built from different coloured marble, white from Céret, pink from Villefranche- de-Conflent and black from…
The production team for feature film “Le poulain” is looking for extras available to work in and around Montpellier.
After the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, the Catalan territories of the Vallespir, Conflent, Capcir, the valley of Le Carol, and 33 northern villages of the Cerdagne were transferred to France. The disgruntled Spaniards made regular and damaging raids over the new frontier, and the king’s military engineer Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban designed a new fort at the crossroads of the Conflent, Capcir and Cerdagne to defend the border. Named after King Louis X1V, it is said that he chose the position of Mont Louis based on the good health and fine teeth of the inhabitants of nearby villages!
I’m assuming you’ve already gasped at the Parc Güell, gazed at Gaudi, stared at the Sagrada Familia, and marvelled at Miró.
For me the charm of Barcelona is to be found in its more homely treasures, on foot or by its efficient public transport system.
Marcelle Chadeyron and her late husband, Raymond, ran the local cafés in town. First on the square up by the church, as a hotel, restaurant and bar, then later at the local syndicate on the main road.
The word ‘pompier’ comes from the verb ‘pomper’ (to pump), referring to the manual fire pumps that were originally used at fires.
We’re back again in Céret, irresistibly drawn this time by the latest exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne – ‘Eureka’ by Salvator Dali.
Marie-Thérèse Figueur (1774 – 1861), nicknamed Mademoiselle Sans-Gêne (without shame), was one of the few French female soldiers to enlist in the French Revolutionary Army and fight in the Napoleonic Wars.
Le Boulou to Argelès……. in the slow lane If you’re in a hurry to get to the beach, the ‘voie rapide’ from Le Boulou will whiz you onto golden sands in the blink of an…
The man behind the moustache is revealed in the summer exhibition at the Musée d’art moderne de Céret. Most people recognize Dali’s iconic surreal images including melting clocks, levitating elephants and lobster telephones, but did you know that behind his gaudy showman’s façade Dali was a serious student of science?