Great news, travel junkies! The powers that be have given the go-ahead for cross-border transport, and at just 1€ per journey you can border hop as often as you like this summer.
If you are resident in France, the chances are you are part of the excellent French health care system, accessed via the trusty carte vitale. But what if you’re travelling abroad this summer? Or any other time, for that matter!
For an alternative route to Girona, or just a very pleasant drive, head up and over the Col de Banyuls from Banyuls sur Mer. Instead of turning left at the bottom of the hill to St Quirze, go straight on….and on and on.
In need of some retail therapy? We’ve got just the place: the Gran Jonquera shopping centre, just the other side of the Spanish border.
Traders from all over Catalonia and local retailers gather for this multi-sector fair. Crafts, retail products, market produce, art… different themed areas are set up within the Market on the Street Fair.
I’m assuming you’ve already gasped at the Parc Güell, gazed at Gaudi, stared at the Sagrada Familia, and marvelled at Miró.
For me the charm of Barcelona is to be found in its more homely treasures, on foot or by its efficient public transport system.
A full day hike taking in the gorges and forest of the Spanish Pyrenees from Sadernes to St. Aniol
la Jonquera Exile Memorial Museum (MUME), an immaculately kept and poignant reminder of the Retirada, a place for ‘memory, history and critical reflexion’.
Above the gleaming white fishing town of Port de la Selva, in the province of Girona, stands the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes constructed into the side of the Verdera mountain.
Narbonne is a leafy and well-appointed town, initially founded by the Romans in 118 BCE, when it was known then as Narbo. Once a very prosperous port and a major city due to its strategic location, it was in fact Rome’s first colony in Gaul.