The well marked route to the tower from the village of Tautavel is an A/R of 3 hours, using the same route up and down. This 4 hour, 8 km walk, with approximately 450 metres of ascent offers an alternative for a day when you would like a bit longer walk and have more time.
The vaccination campaign against seasonal flu in France has now been launched.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back.
The narrow but spectacular tree lined route, criss-crossed by well trodden footpaths formed over the years by escapees, smugglers, refugees, and shepherds, will tempt you back another time, for another visit.
This sherry is best left for 3-4 weeks to give a zesty flavour. It makes a punchy cocktail when mixed with ice, sparkling rose wine, mint and lime.
Follow the colourful and fascinating journey of the lovely Helen Férrieux from Salford to Saint Nazaire
On the 16th October, around 10am, the ISS flew over the Pyrénées, capturing some great footage thanks to perfect weather conditions.
Millas, on the N116 between Perpignan and Ille sur Tet, has a rather lovely church, full of great Baroque art, plenty of shops and cafés – but today we are heading up to the Col de la Bataille, ancient battle ground and poignant memorial to members of the resistance group Henri Barbusse,
Camp Joffre opened in 1938 and in that first year, changed from housing for the troops to housing for “Undesirables”; refugees from the Spanish Civil War, Jews and Gipsies. So handy for the railway. Destination: Auschwitz, via Drancy.
We have some superb seasonal photos all taken by our amazing P-O Life readers which we have made up into calendars.