His hidden accomplice managed to get our two rucksack/handbags whilst he bamboozled us with horrific tales of the sparks flying from our rear end in loud Spanish and we thanked him prolifically for his time! What a mess.

A round-up of all the airports which are accessible from the Pyrénées-Orientales. Airports at Carcassonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Girona and Barcelona are all possible choices for getting to the Perpignan area by air.

Where a Bank holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, many small businesses will ‘faire le pont’ (make a bridge) and take Friday or Monday off too to ;make a long weekend. This rarely applies to large shops, supermarkets etc, many of whom no longer close for most of the public holidays.