Wander around the vicinity of Le Boulou’s old Mairie (arguably this architecturally-underrated town’s most appealing quarter) and you’ll come across a delightful whimsy on the side of a nearby village house. The scene is of a cat on a window ledge and from a distance you’re really not quite sure. It’s not until you get nearer that you can be certain it’s a trompe l’oeil – that most charming of deceptions.

Watch out for a documentary, released last October 2015, dedicated entirely to the Canigou! Entitled «Renaissance», this one hour long documentary produced by perpignanais Olivier Moulaïwill, follows two archaeologists who cross the Pyrénées to try and uncover…