When the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) decreed that Spain hand over Roussillon and 33 communes of the Cerdagne to France, the small town of Llivia, in the Cerdagne, somehow managed to remain Spanish. It remains to this day, a little…

Argelès to Banyuls-sur-Mer is a short but fabulous coastal drive on a crisp autumn day, offering panoramic views over the bay of Collioure, row after row of steep, terraced vines, and a sparkling Mediterranean ever present throughout the drive.

A stroll along the Canal de Bohère to St Michel de Cuxa. The Canal de Bohère runs from Serdinya above Villefranche de Conflent and ends near the lake of Vinça. Parts of its 42 km length provide the perfect flat winter walk, with glimpses through the naked trees of stunning views across the valley.

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