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….)
It is only by knowing a little about the history of the region that we can appreciate where many of the towns and villages of the Pyrénées Orientales got their names.
A simple reference point for keeping track of who’s striking when and how you may be affected.
The Théâtre des Aspres in Thuir invites you join them for another season of diverse theatre and performance.
Walk the region with Tim and Chris Parker, heading out for the day in Leucate. This 4 hour / 12km route takes in plateau, cliffs and coastline!
So that’s it then! Three prime ministers, 3 and half years, a lot of fractious fighting… and finally Brexit has happened. We’re out!
Carnival actually dates back to the ancient Greek spring festival in honour of Dionysus, the god of wine. It was a massive binge – a celebration of excess, and later the church, unable to suppress it, wisely adapted it instead to its own traditions.
Shake off the cold dark winter and welcome in spring with the bright, colourful, topsy turvy world of carnaval in the Pyrénées-Orientales
Art, music and cinema….things to do, places to go…….
Apart from the well known Mardi Gras, the nearest French equivalent to Pancake Day is the ‘Fête de la Chandeleur’ (Candlemas) on 2nd February.