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….)

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.

As the rain clouds gathered on Thursday morning, I jumped in the car with two adventure-loving pals and headed up to the ominously-named Pont du Diable (Devil’s bridge) in Céret to meet up with our guide from Extérieur Nature.

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