A cock and bull story by Simon Newman   Yes, it’s that time again. As the Feria draws to a close it’s time again to reflect on the traditional running in the streets of Ceret. There was a two-legged…

Correfocs originate from a form of medieval street theatre called ‘Ball de Diables’, representing the fight of good against evil. The Correfocs themselves are not medieval. Spanish dictator Franco banned many aspects of Catalan culture,…

Grub-ada The Catalan tradition for an “-ada” or ‘ade’ in French,  denoting a collective meal for many, and based mainly around a single ingredient, often creates some highly unusual, charming and community spirited festivals where…

Saint Laurent de Cerdans is well worth a visit any time for its church with tall steeple, its Retirada museum (not as harrowing as the main museum in La Jonquera, but informative and well presented) and its many local walks in the footsteps of escapees from the Spanish Civil War. However the village is best known for its production of the beautiful striped fabric, the “Toiles du Soleil” and its long tradition of hand crafted ‘espadrilles

Pentecôte is yet another occasion at the end of May/beginning of June,  when many small businesses make it a long weekend! This movable religious tradition takes place 50 days after Easter, celebrating the descent of…

Flea market – Perpignan Every year, throughout November, the flea market which takes place every Sunday opposite the Palais des Expositions moves to make place for the Foire Saint Martin. From October 24 to November…

 August Font-Romeu Espace « La Calme » Championnat de France inter-races de chiens de troupeaux Sheepdog championships National competition in which 22 of the best French sheepdogs will compete for the title of Sheepdog Champion…