Take a dramatic drive from Vinca (on the N116 between Ille sur Tet and Prades) along the winding D13, towards Baillestavy
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….)
Géotrek: download the FREE app, choose your activity, choose your route, and allow yourself to be guided through spectacular scenery
If you want to discover wild landscapes, full of delights, with a rich and diverse flora and fauna, look no further than the Nyer Reserve.
The Hermitage Saint Antoine with its Cave Chapel is well worth a visit, its first written records dating from the XV century, and continuing till the last hermit/priest, Père Marie, died of hunger and cold in 1870.
We’re driving along the D115 through Ceret (no stopping there today) Amélie and Arles-sur-Tech right up into the Haut Vallespir and over into Spain.
Canalettes & Fontrabiouse. Sometimes, in the height of summer, we just need a little cool. And where better to find it than underground?
Thuir, dynamic little town in the Aspres, is well worth a wander. Plenty of good restaurants, cafés and shops to while away a pleasant few hours, colourful and lively market….
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!
Heading from Le Boulou towards Argelès, turn off first towards Montesquieu-des-Albères and look out for Mas Rous on the left. Michel Bizern produced fortified wine and olives and was known as Miquelo Ros (Michel the blonde) due to his mop of blonde hair.