with Jan West
Not much happens here so we are excited to have had a change of proprietor ( or more accurately proprietors) in the Catllar bakery.
This month we welcome Eddy, Clement and Freddy, collectively called “les barbus des Pyrenees’ – three young enthusiastic bakers starting their first business , having met in bakery college. .
The sourdough breads are mostly bio using a variety of flours and totally handmade. ( Anyone for a slice of Tigrou??)
Opening hours are 6.30 -14.00 then 16.00- 19.00. Closed on Tuesday and at 12.00 on Sunday. The Catllar bakery is at the entrance to the village on the road to Molitg-les-Bains. Don’t drive by without stopping – young enthusiastic entrepreneurs who make scrummy bread deserve our support and encouragement.
But if you have a few minutes take a right turn into the village square and have a drink or a meal at the Olivier bar/restaurant on one of the best terrace spaces imaginable.
The church which dates from 948 has a gorgeous wrought iron bell tower and the many tiny lanes leading off from the square are worth a stroll .
A short walk brings you to the river and picnic area.
Catllar has about 700 inhabitants spread across Le Balcon, les Figural, Mas Riquer ( which has a delightful desanctified chapel used for music and arts during the Summer), and le Village. It’s a quiet village and properties there are sought after as most of them face due South and have a view of Canigo.