E-bikes are economical, ecological and accessible to all fitness levels, allowing you to put in as much, or as little, effort as you wish – and such fun on the many safe and dedicated bike tracks around the P-O
Bruce Dowding was part of the Pat Line escape route, helping refugees and downed airmen and soldiers to safety over the Pyrenees during the German occupation of France . In 1943, he was betrayed, and executed in Dortmund.
One of the greatest things about winter is that the life of the animals and birds of the mountains is much easier to see and understand thanks to the snow.
Situated in the north of the Corbieres, between Narbonne and Carcassone, the medieval village of Lagrasse offers a feast for the eyes and is full of historical and cultural interest. It is classed as one of France’s most beautiful villages. The Abbey of St Marie d’Orbieu dates from the 8th century and stands across the river Orbieu on the opposite bank from the village.
The rumours have been rife, as always with the C-word, but following a meeting yesterday, 13th January, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this evening, 14th January, details of the decisions made, including bringing the curfew forward to 6pm.
A press release from the British Embassy released on Friday 8th January outlines new measures to bolster existing border measures.
The British Ambassador to France, Ed Llewellyn, shares the latest information on French-British relations in the Embassy newsletter, Voisins Voices.
If you like visiting ruined châteaux, head north to the valley of the Orbiel. Just twenty minutes from Carcassonne is the village of Lastours. High on a ridge above the village, four separate châteaux stand in a line: Cabaret, Tour Régine, Surdespine and Quertinheux.
Céret composer Déodat de Séverac was born in Saint-Félix-Lauragais, not far from Toulouse, in 1872 and moved to Céret in the Pyrenees-Orientales.
Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban designed a new fort at the crossroads of the Conflent, Capcir and Cerdagne to defend the border. Named after King Louis X1V, it is said that he chose the position of Mont Louis based on the good health and fine teeth of the inhabitants of nearby villages!