What to do, where to go....
Over the years we have picked grapes on the steep muddy hills of Epernay, chipped mussels off cold Atlantic rocks and ice off our windscreen, visited Agincourt, Crecy and Normandy’s battlegrounds and driven the Loire valley. We have explored the grey historic cities of northern France, paid our respects at dawn at the Menin Gate.
Eight years ago we purchased last minute tickets to Perpignan and fell in love with a different France, a France of sunshine, Grenache, warm Mediterranean water and Picasso blue skies.
Five years later we found ourselves on the Euroshuttle with a one way ticket and keys to a flat bought on line. Brexit had been announced, we took the hint and headed south….and we’ve been having so much fun ever since that we just wanted to share.
Its been a busy time lately, great fun. Exploring things to do, places to go and where to enjoy the occasional lunch. Pop back for more next week.
Fortresses de Salses
Never fought, two owners from new. If it was a car it would be a DB6 which has spent its entire time in storage. Stroll around and be Jon Snow for an hour or practise your Hamlet on the battlements. A full summer programme, astronomy to zoology.
19ieme Sirocco Festival, sound and image from Africa, Morocco, Spain, Andalusia and Catalonia, relocated to Argelès-sur-Mer, bigger than ever. Ska, regge, rocksteady, smooth soul, horns and hot licks. Attended the last two, loved the easy 70’s vibe.
Printemps de l’Aspres
Get to the final on 1st June at Chateau Planeres. Stephene Grapelli themed evening of music and wine under a velvet southern France sky. It really doesn’t get much better than this. Pre booked tickets would be simpler or buy them at the door from Odile.