The Cathar religion flourished greatly in Southern France during the 12th and 13th centuries. It was a gentle cult, and for its time socially advanced, treating men and women as equals and drawing its priesthood, parfaits or good men as they were called, from all parts of the laity.

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….)

The Théâtre de l’Archipel is now a firm favourite on the cultural calendar of the P-O, but what you might not know is that it has a wild and fiesty sibling biting at its heels.
We are very proud to present to you…El Mediator

Markets in the Pyrénées-Orientales. What you think of these markets?. Which ones have you been to? Was it good? Not so exciting? Are there other things going on? Have we got the days right?
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Growing up between the game reserves in South Africa and the wilderness of the Australian outback, Ian Pendry discovered a love for nature early on in life. At university in Sheffield he met Angela, an international mountain bike racer and skilled ski mountaineer. The rest, as they say, is history.

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