With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, skiers in the Pyrenees Orientales will often enjoy warm winter sunshine as they’re gliding down the slopes towards their Solaire d’Odeillo dinner!
The official opening of the majority of ski resorts in the PO is usually around the first weekend of December, depending of course on the snow forecast.
Each year, to celebrate Saint Eloi, patron saint of goldsmiths, metalworkers, and coin collectors, Perpignan showcases the grenat, (garnet) and the jewellers and craftspeople who work with this iconic jewel.
Find out what you and Europe have in common on Wednesday, 5 December at 18h30 in the Centre Culturel of Collioure.
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Only 15 minutes from Perpignan centre (direction Porte d’Espagne/Barcelona) the lake at Villeneuve-de-la-Raho is used all year round for walkers and joggers, and also provides the water necessary for the ’canadairs’ in case of forest fires.
In time honoured French tradition, the firemen and public service providers may soon be knocking at your door to offer you their Christmas calendar. Christmas tipping for the postman, (facteur) rubbish collectors ( éboueurs) and firemen ( sapeurs-pompiers) in exchange for a Christmas calendar, is always advisable to ensure smooth post delivery, rubbish collection or house-fire help.
An Elephant in my Kitchen. A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve.
For thousands of years, large and cumbersome ‘racket’ snowshoes were absolute necessities to move around in snowy landscapes, to hunt, trap, communicate, discover and survive.