Find out more about the Battle of Le Boulou and the history of the town at the Maison de l’Histoire, small museum in the car park opposite the mairie. It’s free – and Nathalie will enjoy showing you around the small museum in French or English.

The very nature of the Pyrenees Orientales between sea and mountains means that every imaginable type of fishing can be found in the region. From fast flowing torrents in the mountains to slow relaxing rivers in the plains, from high altitude lakes to salt water lakes on the coast, from shore fishing and surf casting to deep sea fishing, the region really offers a challenging and varied days fishing for the keen angler.

Discover one of the oldest strongholds in Catalonia, on the borders of Upper Vallespir, facing Canigou Mountain. The fortress consists of 3 distinct buildings: on the highest spur (1326 m) the ruins of the castle and the church; nearby the walled garrison building; the watchtower leans out furthest over the valley.

Tucked away off the coast road, half way between Port Vendres and Banyuls-sur-Mer, lies the bay of Paulilles, three beaches (Bernardi, del Mitg and Fourat) separated by rocky headlands, surrounded by steep and endless vineyards, and rugged mountains.