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….)
As part of the Territorial Forest Charter, the Pays Pyrénées Méditerranée is launching a a census of the region’s remarkable trees.
Saint Cyprien’s 7km sandy beach is a firm favourite with locals and visitors, whether they’re walking, running, roller blading, kite surfing or simply soaking up the sun. But take a tour inland slightly and discover the green haven of the Parc de la Prade.
The P-O is on red alert for pollen allergy. According to the RNSA (National Aerobiological Surveillance Network), responsible for the analysis of the content of the air, cypress pollen is at a particularly high level in our region as well as the Hérault, Aude, Lozère, Aveyron and Tarn.
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.
Too many cherries? Cherry Brandy anyone?
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At this time of year the P-O transforms into a kaleidoscope of wildflowers. Lesley McLaren takes us through a few of the more common ones to be found in the verges, hedgerows and rocky slopes of the Albères and Vallespir.
It’s all go! Migrant birds are returning from their winter homes and mammals are getting frisky; reptiles are emerging and bugs are flying. There are territories to be claimed and defended, mates to attract, nests to build, setts to clean, burrows to renovate, young to feed. And the backdrop to this frenetic activity is a landscape transformed into countless shades of green.
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