Despite lower temperatures, rain, and storms, firemen are still called out several times to deal with winter fires, mainly caused by ‘écobuages’ gone wrong.
Superstition? Yes, maybe….but they’re not quite as silly as they seem! As we know, the history of France is jam-packed with intrigue, suspicion, passion, poison, and mysterious death.
This French Christmas character, the ‘whipping father’, said to accompany Santa on his rounds on 6th December, is fortunately no longer heard of much in French tradition.
Helping you to make the most of your NYE celebrations, Canet en Roussillon is providing a free shuttle bus from 9.30pm to 2.30am
On a plateau of the Corbières, near Salses, with panoramic views of sea and lagoon, visible from the A9 motorway and the N9, stands the “Porta dels Països Catalans”, or ‘Gate to the Catalan Countries’.
In many regions of France, the ritual gathering of mushrooms in the autumn (but also spring spring and summer depending upon the weather), is a culture in itself. Whole families or groups of friends make a day of it, and head off ‘à la recherche des champignons’
if you lived in the UK during the 1980’s, you are forbidden from giving blood due to the risk of transmission of CJD.
Breathing a breath of fresh air into Cap Bear, the government wants to open the classified historcial site to the public wihtin 4 to 5 years
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.
Every October, Palalda’s ‘Chapelle du Rosaire’ celebrates the Fête du Rosaire with a programme of songs, traditional dancing, prayers and concerts.