Havaneres Named after the capital town of Cuba, La Habana (Havana), these sea shanties were brought back from Cuba by soldiers, sailors and expats in the 19th Century, originally to the coastal towns…
In these days of coronavirus, a new word, ‘une quatorzaine’, has emerged, referring to a period of fourteen days (or less) of quarantine.
The Painted Frog (Discoglossus pictus scovazzi) is a very local variety, originally introduced to this area from Morocco.
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.
Géotrek: download the FREE app, choose your activity, choose your route, and allow yourself to be guided through spectacular scenery
The first successful industrial strike by women in France.took place in Cerbère
Callinectes sapidus (coming from the Greek calli meaning “beautiful”, nectes meaning “swimmer”, and the Latin sapidus meaning”savoury”), or, easier to pronounce, the ‘Blue Crab’, has arrived in the P-O.
Pétanque actually comes from the term ‘pès tancats’ or ‘pieds tanqués’, Marseilles dialect meaning literally ‘feet anchored’ as the feet must remain close together.
Aristotle said ‘One swallow does not a summer make’, but when these harbingers of spring and summer promise arrive in the P-O we know for sure that winter is over.
Whit Monday, le Lundi de Pentecôte in French, is usually the last of four public holidays in May/June, celebrated this year (2019) on Monday 10th June