Have you ever thought of bell ringing as a pastime? This year, St.George’s Church in Vernet-Les-Bains received ten new bells and you can try your hand at ringing them (or just enjoy those who know what they’re doing?!)
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.
Have you ever thought of bell ringing as a pastime? Have a go at St.George’s Church Vernet-Les-Bains along with fête des Cloches, Morris dancing, bell ringing, period costume, fish and chips and a garden party. Everyone is welcome.
When Jerusalem was captured by the Caliph Omar in 638, Christian pilgrims lost their enthusiasm for the long trek to the Holy City.
How things have changed! LE PERTHUS TODAY Famous writer Ernest Hemingway wrote in ‘Hemingway Finds France is Neutral’ in March 1937
His stage name of Le Petomane (loosely translated as “the farter”) rather gives it away!
Did you know that the small village of Arles-sur-Tech was once a lively, bustling, working village .
Le chassé-croisé des juillettistes et des aoûtiens’ describes the traffic chaos on the roads of France late July/early August as the whole world and his wife heads off to or home from their hols, and the end of both months when the hols are over.
The Palais des Rois de Majorque is a must-see for the fine view from the impressive red brick ramparts across the city roofs to Canigou, to Queribus and the plain in between.
There is an unfathomable amount of mountain biking potential here. Between the summits and the sea you can ride to your heart’s content on trails suited to all abilities.