On the Icehouse trail is an excerpt from Colin Duncan Taylor’s latest book, Menu from the Midi: A Gastronomic Journey through the South of France
This enjoyable walk follows mainly forestry tracks under the lofty summit of the Cambre D’Ase, with wonderful views over the Cerdagne and Capcir plateaux
Using proverbs in your French conversation won’t necessarily make you sound like a native but they’re good to know and can be useful.
A santon is a small figurine, usually made out of clay and used in nativity scenes.
Learn French with a smile – test you French with this story of le génie qui guérit les bobos. English translation of vocabulary provided at the bottom of the article
Test your French and Catalan language skills.
First created during the reign of Louis XIV, these candied glazed chestnuts are eaten around Christmas time in France, a fairly costly luxury as true marrons glacés take several days to cook from start to finish.
A pre-Covid look at New Year’s Day in Collioure
Oh, what a night! Lyrics are not quite the same in French. Have a listen.
Cure the hang over and kick start the new year with a brisk dip in the Med with swimming club la Palme catalane in Canet en Roussillon at 11.30am