At this time of year, we read a lot about Pine Processionary Caterpillars, hairy and dangerous little fellows who can cause severe irritation and allergic reactions in both human and animals who touch them or who come across their hairs, which can also blow in the wind.

This old Catalan carnival custom which takes place in March, parodies and ridicules marriage via the mock marriage of two men, usually particularly hairy and macho.

Valmy park is open to the public. Trails, fountains, waterfall, play and picnic areas along with a fabulous view down to Argelès, the Mediterranean and the Roussillon plain.