The mosquito, (‘little fly’ in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years.
For those of us in the know there is an unfathomable amount of mountain biking potential here. Between the summits and the sea you can ride to your heart’s content on trails suited to all abilities.
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.
Nearly 30 years after his death in 1989, Salvador Dalí’s remains were exhumed this week in order take DNA samples to resolve a paternity case. He was buried in a crypt beneath the Dali museum in Figueres.
Beware the Oleander shrub, popular in the P-O for its evergreen qualities and delicate flowers and planted in quantity to jazz up roadsides, and gardens.
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.
‘Le chassé-croisé des juillettistes et des aoûtiens’ ‘Le chassé-croisé des juillettistes et des aoûtiens’ describes the traffic chaos on the roads of France late July/early August as the whole world and his wife heads off…
Céret has long been a stronghold for contemporary and modern art. Heralded as a Mecca for cubism, greats such as Picasso and Matisse would come to draw inspiration from the spectacular scenery and tap into the unique, creative energies of the area.
Rising prices of butter, one of the main ingredients for a tasty croissant, means that quality croissants are becoming more expensive to make and bakers are struggling to make a decent profit. Could this be the end of the croissant as we know it?
Pétanque actually comes from the term ‘pès tancats’ or ‘pieds tanqués’, Marseilles dialect meaning literally ‘feet anchored’ as the feet must remain close together.