Carnival actually dates back to the ancient Greek spring festival in honour of Dionysus, the god of wine. It was a massive binge – a celebration of excess, and later the church, unable to suppress it, wisely adapted it instead to its own traditions.
Suzanne Dunaway LOVES to cook. Some might say she LIVES to cook. Having cooked, written and painted around the world, here she shares her PO-inspired recipes in this weekly blog.
Do you know the meaning of the adjective ‘tramontane’?
La SPA (Société Protectrice des Animaux) was created in 1845 by Doctor Etienne Pariset.
Cultural artefacts have long been targeted by armies as a demonstration of their superiority, dominance and power. The Spanish Civil War and WW2 were no different. Collectors and curators were therefore anxious to protect their cultural heritage.
Dolmens, great views and a bit of a climb exploring the Forêt d’Argelès.
Where to pick up your P-O Life mag….
The ‘grégoires’ tradition is a weird and fascinating read!
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.
Follow in the footsteps of the Retirada on this day out through Las Illas, La Vajol and along the Chemin de l’Exil.