Sitting on a smooth boulder watching the Lentilla river tumbling over rounded rocks, swirling and eddying, forming pools and providing perfect picnic spots, is a pretty idyllic experience. Bright dragonflies dart over the surface, ultramarine…

Get to know Argelès-sur-Mer   Would you really like to get to know Argelès-sur-Mer? Its history? The legends? Join one of the thematic,  guided walks, organized by the Casa de Albera for the past ten…

With the iconic Canigou ever present in the distance, and the long stretches of golden sand and rolling dunes, you could be forgiven for thinking that Canet is all about the beach……but it is so much more besides.

After the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, the Catalan territories of the Vallespir, Conflent, Capcir, the valley of Le Carol, and 33 northern villages of the Cerdagne were transferred to France. The disgruntled Spaniards made regular and damaging raids over the new frontier, and the king’s military engineer Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban designed a new fort at the crossroads of the Conflent, Capcir and Cerdagne to defend the border. Named after King Louis X1V, it is said that he chose the position of Mont Louis based on the good health and fine teeth of the inhabitants of nearby villages!

Perpignan is the capital of the Catalan region and the centre of Catalonia culture.The town owes much of its heritage and cultural development to the kings of Majorca, responsible for the transformation of Perpignan into a thriving trading post during the middle ages.

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