A trip on the ‘Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes’ (TPCF) with its bright red and white carriages is not just recommended for train enthusiasts. Along the way, there are magnificent views, oceans of vines, Cathar castles – and plenty of opportunity for wine tasting!
Le chassé-croisé des juillettistes et des aoûtiens’ describes the traffic chaos on the roads of France late July/early August as the whole world and his wife heads off to or home from their hols, and the end of both months when the hols are over.
The Palais des Rois de Majorque is a must-see for the fine view from the impressive red brick ramparts across the city roofs to Canigou, to Queribus and the plain in between.
An absolutely overwhelming world-class exhibition at le Musée Rigaud in Perpignan. As Franceinfo puts iti: “C’est l’un des grands événements culturels de l’été: Rodin-Maillol face à face”.
As the summer season starts, the evening skies of North Catalonia whizz, pop and crackle to the sight and sound of fireworks
When the fierce heat of the day recedes, head to one of the region’s many night markets for arts, crafts, jewellery, food, drink, souvenirs and more
If you wish to display/sell at a vide-grenier, you will normally need to register in advance and show some proof of identity when registering. More information on how to do this from the town hall or tourist office in the commune where the vide-grenier is taking place.
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….)
Art, music and cinema….things to do, places to go…….
In Spring 1905, Henri Matisse landed in Collioure, searching for light and a new style of painting. It was in Colioure that he painted the famous Open Window, with vibrant colours and reflexions that did not fit in with the expected – vermillion masts of blue boats floating on pink waves below a sky of turquoise, and pink.