Coming from the French word terre for “soil,” the word terroir originally described the special characteristics of a region, or piece of land, which gave different varieties of wine, coffee and tea their individuality. (Soil, climate, position, regional traditions….)
Next time you’re out for a stroll, try a form of “conscious walking”: to play detective, hunting for insights into the plants and animals that share our beautiful landscape.
More than 40 years ago, thousands of starlings, (étourneaux) on their way to Africa chose Perpignan as their ideal stop-over holiday destination.
Food ‘à volonté’ of fruit, grapes, olives… mild climate, and well lit town with tree lined streets put our capital of Catalan culture at the very top of the starling ‘Must Visit’ hit list.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave… but no attempt at deception here! Find out the truth about the spiders in and around the P-O
Whether you’re for or against the hunt, its presence is inescapable in the P-O.
Argelès is a Mecca for outdoor sports fans, professional and amateur alike. Take a look at some of the sporting events scheduled in 2018
Molló Parc is described by its creators, Patrimonial Solsa S.L, as ‘ideal for families and school groups to escape the routine and enjoy a day in the mountains’. It is neither a zoo nor a theme park, but a natural stretch of forest and grasslands alive with flora and fauna.
If you want to discover wild landscapes, full of delights, with a rich and diverse flora and fauna, look no further than the Nyer Reserve.
If you’re wondering why the P-O is graced with fewer palms than a decade ago or why many remaining trees look sick or dead, pests in the form of a moth and weevil are to blame.
The mosquito, (‘little fly’ in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years.