Coming from the French word terre for “soil,” the word terroir originally described the special characteristics of a region, or piece of land, which gave different varieties of wine, coffee and tea their individuality. (Soil, climate, position, regional traditions….)
As the Feria approaches, Simon Newman looks back on the traditional bull running in the streets of Ceret.
The poor were starving to death on the streets of Paris. In the royal palace, the king’s breakfast consisted of 4 chops, a full chicken, six poached eggs and a slice of ham, washed down with a bottle and a half of champagne.
Although France has been laïque (secular) since 1905, there are a huge number of festivals and traditions based around the lives, accomplishments or remarkable events that happened to various saints.
The difference between ‘fanfares’ and ‘bandas’.
Discover the beautiful Fenouillèdes with events from Arpèges en Fenouillèdes; a series of exciting concerts in venues across the area
Team Cargols, a Perpignan-based association seeking to promote the delicacy that is snail cuisine, cordially invite you to the first ever Fête del Escargot
Pentecôte was a public holiday until 2005, when the French government, led by President Chirac, decided to cancel it!
CANCELLED FOR 2021 After over 10 years at Château Valmy in Argelès sur Mer, les Déferlantes festival is moving on, in and up… away from the coast to Céret.
L’Ascension is the 40th day after Easter, ten days before Pentecost Sunday and marks the day that Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven following his crucifixion and resurrection.