Coming from the French word terre for “soil,” the word terroir originally described the special characteristics of a region, or piece of land, which gave different varieties of wine, coffee and tea their individuality. (Soil, climate, position, regional traditions….)
More than 40 years ago, thousands of starlings, (étourneaux) on their way to Africa chose Perpignan as their ideal stop-over holiday destination.
Food ‘à volonté’ of fruit, grapes, olives… mild climate, and well lit town with tree lined streets put our capital of Catalan culture at the very top of the starling ‘Must Visit’ hit list.
To leave or remain in the PO? Many birds will be doing one or the other now that the breeding season is over and winter approaches. But each species is hardwired to make the right…
On Sunday 12th November , the wine producers of Latour de France open their doors wide and invite you to join them for a day of tasting.
In many regions of France, the ritual gathering of mushrooms in the autumn (but also spring spring and summer depending upon the weather), is a culture in itself. Whole families or groups of friends make a day of it, and head off ‘à la recherche des champignons’
The coastline of the P-O, along with coastlines throughout Europe and the rest of the world, have been significantly changed by human activity.
As the rain clouds gathered on Thursday morning, I jumped in the car with two adventure-loving pals and headed up to the ominously-named Pont du Diable (Devil’s bridge) in Céret to meet up with our guide from Extérieur Nature.
Cindy Guilbert has forgotten more than most of us ever knew about flowers and herbs. She makes perfumes, paints mandala watercolours and other artworks, makes chocolates, dabbles in crafts……Visit her at Naturale Magick. or contacther by e-mail at email@example.com.
The mosquito, (‘little fly’ in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water….. Summer 2017 sees the return of the jellyfish to the Catalan coast…but no more than past years so no need to abandon…