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….)

With quaint, cobbled streets, pretty squares, lively shops, restaurants, and bars, and art and music museums, there is certainly enough temptation to hang around the town, but there is plenty going on around and about too.

With Polly Cannie Arles-sur-Tech is our home…….and we love it! Glimpses of the Tres Vents and the Haut Vallespir as I approach the village still make my heart sing. The ’real’ village isn’t what you see…

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