The Avions war memorial at Port Vendres quotes the now legendary tribute from Winston Churchill to the heroic pilots and aircrews who, from June to October 1940 fought the Battle of Britain.
Our own little bit of horror and inhumanity here in the P-O. Never forget lest it happen again.
If you are resident in France, the chances are you are part of the excellent French health care system, accessed via the trusty carte vitale. But what if you’re travelling abroad this summer? Or any other time, for that matter!
Summer is a great time to be in the P-O but it does also seem to bring out ill-intentioned people trying to ‘arnaquer’ (take advantage of) others.
As the weather warms up, honey bees stir and the colony starts to grow. Find out a bit more about these amazing creatures which are so important for the planet and what to do if you see a swarm approaching.
Nothing new, but continuing to do the rounds, look out for scam emails inviting carte Vitale holders to connect to www.ameli.fr, the health insurance and reimbursement site. These fraudulent emails claim to be from the assurance maladie,…
For an alternative route to Girona, or just a very pleasant drive, head up and over the Col de Banyuls from Banyuls sur Mer. Instead of turning left at the bottom of the hill to St Quirze, go straight on….and on and on.
In Spring 1905, Henri Matisse landed in Collioure, searching for light and a new style of painting. His unconventional use of colour provoked an outrage and sparked a new artistic movement: Fauvism.
Constructed in locally mined marble, with 15 bedrooms, chapel, billiard room and swimming pool, you would think that Chateau d’Aubiry, the magnificent building on your right half way between Le Boulou and Céret, would have been snapped up by now.
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