According to the rules of petanque, when a player loses 13 to 0 … “il est fanny” (he’s fanny) or “il a fait fanny” (he made fanny), and has to kiss the bottom of a girl called Fanny.
The beautiful castle in the heart of the Albères is said to be haunted by the ghost of a British spy
Named after the frosty trio of saints, St Mamert, St Pancrace, and St Servais, whose Saint days are respectively May 10th, 11th, and 12th, the expression ‘Saints de Glace’ describes a sudden return of freezing weather in late spring, which can catch us all unawares, just when we think fthat summer is on its way!
According to legend, around about the tenth century, the infamous Simiots, ‘bêtes féroces assez semblables à des chats et même à des singes’ terrorised Arles-sur-Tech.
One of the first French words we learn in school is ‘bic’, for ballpoint pen.(Qu’est ce qu’il y a dans ta trousse?)
See Canet like never before with a brand new 360° virtual tour from the town’s website
Argelès is a well known summer destination but did you know that spring is also a great time to explore the historic, cultural and natural heritage of the seaside town?
The legendary Tarlà hangs from a pole on the Ramblas throughout springtime in Girona. Originally made out of sawdust, with a wooden head, today dressed as a jester, the tradition of this puppet dates back to the middle ages.
Did you know that church bells ring out everyday throughout France – apart from Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday?
Forget foot odour and look great with the brand new creation from Perpignan espadrille company, Payote. You’ll also be helping hospitalised children live their dreams- it’s a win win situation!