The Côte Vermeille (Vermilion coast) stretches from Argelès-sur-Mer to Cerbère via Collioure, Port Vendres and Banyuls-sur-Mer. This part of the coastline covers a mere 15 kilometres but the winding road from Port-Vendres to Cerbère makes it feel much longer, despite the superb views ! Take a sick bag for the folk in the back seat !
The 15th August is the festival of l’Assomption – a jour férié (public holiday) celebrated by Catholics throughout France and commemorating the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven.
The beach is always a pleasure in the P-O – but sometimes it’s refreshing to leave the coast behind and head inland to visit some of the many lakes of the region. Here are just a few…..
Port Vendres and Banyuls. A circular walk with good paths, some moderate ascent/descent along the coast and short portions of road.
It appears readers are having very different experiences when it comes to importing and registering a foreign (European) car in France. Have you got information to share that could help others?
Art, music and cinema….things to do, places to go…….
Canalettes & Fontrabiouse. Sometimes, in the height of summer, we just need a little cool. And where better to find it than underground?
If you’re desperate to escape the sultry city heat, and get horizontal on one of the delightful beaches of the Pyrénées-Orientales, c’est du gâteau! Accessible resorts all along the P-O coastline offer long stretches of…
Notaire’s fees are payable on all property purchases in France. What are they and how can you work out how much they will be?
A whole host of interesting facts about the region and further afield for your reading pleasure. So, did you know…?