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….)

For a relatively small city, Perpignan seems to be blessed with an extraordinary amount of live entertainment, from the highbrow Theatre de l’Archipel, to the more “popular” Boitaclous, not forgetting the unique Jazzebre and the cosy L’Anthropo

Argelès to Banyuls-sur-Mer is a short but fabulous coastal drive on a crisp autumn day, offering panoramic views over the bay of Collioure, row after row of steep, terraced vines, and a sparkling Mediterranean ever present throughout the drive.

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