Idyllic picnic spots are often those discovered by accident. Here are three scenic picnic spots near the tiny hamlet of Evol,

His hidden accomplice managed to get our two rucksack/handbags whilst he bamboozled us with horrific tales of the sparks flying from our rear end in loud Spanish and we thanked him prolifically for his time! What a mess.

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.

Last Tuesday 9th November, President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation live on TV, to talk about the state of the pandemic and to present the latest decisions on pass sanitaires, vaccines and more. Here’s our breakdown of what was said.