The pretty little Spanish town of Torroella de Montgri is around a one-hour drive from the motorway péage at Le Boulou. It is also the nearest town to Gualta golf course.
September 2 -17 sees Perpignan flooded with professional and amateur photographers from the four corners of the globe, for the prestigious “VISA Pour l’Image” festival.
Did you know that “La Marseillaise”, France’s national anthem, was actually composed in Strasbourg in 1792, not in Marseilles as we might assume? It was in fact created at the request of the mayor of Strasbourg who was looking for a patriotic, motivating song ‘”to rally our soldiers from all over to defend their homeland that is under threat”
During World War II the majority of RAF Evaders made their escape or passed through France on their way from Germany and Occupied countries, heading for the coasts in an attempt to return to England.
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.