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….)
The beautiful castle in the heart of the Albères is said to be haunted by the ghost of a British spy
At the foot of the Albères, off the voie rapide Argelès – Le Boulou, the little village of Villelongue may not be the obvious choice for great food and live music, but it has it…
We are so lucky here with the weather, but occasional deluges or visits from the Tramontane to blow away the clouds are only natural. Below are some ideas to fill those days when the P.O. goes into monsoon mode.
It’s a four season kind of place, Port Vendres. Saturday is my favourite day in my adopted and beloved hometown where I have lived full time since 2010. Saturday/Market day is the busiest day in…
See Canet like never before with a brand new 360° virtual tour from the town’s website
Argelès is a well known summer destination but did you know that spring is also a great time to explore the historic, cultural and natural heritage of the seaside town?
At one point on one of your trains the driver shouted Papillion over and over and everyone quickly hopped off the train with their belongings. We English speakers did not know what was happening! In English a Papillion is a dog…but after some stressful moments my husband realised he was saying Perpignan………NOT Papillion!
A trip on the ‘Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes’ (TPCF) with its bright red and white carriages is not just recommended for train enthusiasts. Along the way, there are magnificent views, oceans of vines, Cathar castles – and plenty of opportunity for wine tasting!
As you head up the N116 towards the high Pyrenees after Prades, the Têt Valley narrows dramatically where it meets the valley of the Cady, and the perfectly preserved fortified medieval town of Villefranche de Conflent whisks you back thousands of years in time.