The barbecue is lit, the wine is poured, the mood is mellow….but uninvited guests may sometimes be waiting in the wings to spoil your day! The Warblers take a look at stingers and biters to avoid this summer
A newcomer has joined us! A warm welcome to Leone Crinnion, recently arrived in Saint Cyprien, who will be sharing her thoughts as she discovers our beautiful region
If you are aware of anybody who may be at risk, you can contact CCAS 04. 68. 34. 44. 53 from 9h to 12h and 13h to 5h and and add them to a computerised register, which will trigger off a monitoring system, which will allow the equivalent of the social services to check up on them during a heat wave.
Most Saturdays throughout July and August are classed ‘red’ (circulation très difficile) but nobody is quite sure how traffic trends might change this year as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on travel plans.
The pound held its ground yesterday, boosted by weakness in the US dollar but limited by persistent Brexit uncertainty.
A whole host of interesting facts about the region and further afield for your reading pleasure. So, did you know…?
With Canigou at its back and the River Tech in front, the views all around the fortified medieval town of Prats de Mollo are stunning. But it was not merely built for the view!
Although France has been laïque (secular) since 1905, there are a huge number of festivals and traditions based around the lives, accomplishments or remarkable events that happened to various saints.
Sometimes, however, it’s nice to get away from the crowds and find an unpeopled hideaway. The Pyrénées-Orientales offers dozens of ’criques’ along its rocky coast, small beaches and rocky inlets, usually relatively sheltered from the winds. Whilst many of them can be accessed only from the sea, there are many more which are accessible from the land with a reasonable pair of trainers and a rucksack.
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….)