Traders from all over Catalonia and local retailers gather for this multi-sector fair. Crafts, retail products, market produce, art… different themed areas are set up within the Market on the Street Fair.
Named after the frosty trio of saints, St Mamert, St Pancrace, and St Servais, whose Saint days are respectively May 10th, 11th, and 12th, the expression ‘Saints de Glace’ describes a sudden return of freezing weather in late spring, which can catch us all unawares, just when we think fthat summer is on its way!
According to French tradition, give those you love a little bouquet of Lily-of-the-Valley (Muguet), to wish them happiness and good luck in celebration of the arrival of spring.
It’s June 2010. A group of Catalan friends sit on a bench in Pollestres. “How many communes are there in the P-O and who knows their names?” asks one. Much chin stroking, ‘bof’ and ‘ben’ later, the conclusion is unanimous. Nobody knows!
Fiona Sass and Cindy Guilbert have much in common. They both live in the High Vallespir….and they both have a passion for edible and medicinal weeds and wild plants.
Did you know that the only village in the P-O with a zero National Front vote in the 2017 elections was Casefabre in the Aspres, with its 40 population strong? Situated at 11 kilomètres from Ille-sur-Têt, tiny Casefabre boasts just a few short and narrow streets and a pretty church. Blink and you’ll miss it.
Galerie Marianne. This municipal art gallery is curated by the Mairie of Argelès-sur-Mer and is free entry for everybody.
Showcasing temporary exhibitions from internationally renowned artists, the works on display span multiple genres.
Saffron production is a labour of love – a process so labour intensive that it is hardly surprising that the fiery coloured spice is the most expensive in the world.
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….)
Fancy a lunchbreak with a difference? The Théâtre de l’Archipel in Perpignan hosts a series of concerts sandwichs; bitesized (1 hour) performances where rustling your popcorn is thoroughly encouraged.