This Estagel walk offers great views of the Corbières ridges and valleys and beyond. Straightforward, on easy pistes and tracks with some portions of road, and up a lovely rocky valley so walking boots are essential.
Have you ever thought of bell ringing as a pastime? Have à go at this bell ringing festival
The Vallespir comprises ten communes, each one bursting with unique charm and character, and summer is the perfect excuse to get out and explore.
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Wonderful walk with views of Le Massif de Canigou and its summit and very interesting industrial remains at Les Mines de Salver, near Taurinya.
Test Your French with this amusing little story
Have you ever thought of bell ringing as a pastime? St.George’s Church Vernet-Les-Bains this week receives ten bells from Taylor’s Foundry in Loughborough.
If the action of the ‘gilets jaunes’ continues to escalate, provoking looting, vandalism, violence and several accidental related deaths in various areas of France, Occitanie included, the government could consider declaring a state of emergency.
We pass evocatively named places busy with history; Besalú, St Jaume de Llierca, Castellfollit de la Roca before entering Olot and the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa abundant with fascinating conical and sometimes symmetrical hills.
Did you know that it is likely that tennis was first played in France. The ball used to be hit with the palm, and started off as the ‘jeu de paume’.