The narrow but spectacular tree lined route, criss-crossed by well trodden footpaths formed over the years by escapees, smugglers, refugees, and shepherds, will tempt you back another time, for another visit.
There were many unsung heros and heroines during WW2, such as Mary Elmes, Irish aid worker believed to have saved the lives of at least 200 Jewish children at various times during the Holocaust, by hiding them in the boot of her car.
The ‘Catherinettes’ were poor old ladies of twenty-five years old who had not managed to hook themselves a husband by the 25th November, Feast of Saint Catherine, patron saint of young unmarried women.
The Morhange network was a French resistance network led by Marcel Taillandier, who took extreme risks to inform and protect the Resistance Movement.
Did you know that the man who was apparently responsible for the unification of Catalonia was called Wilfred the Hairy (El Pelut), Count of Barcelona, but hailing originally from Ria near Prades?
When the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) decreed that Spain hand over Roussillon and 33 communes of the Cerdagne to France, the small town of Llivia, in the Cerdagne, somehow managed to remain Spanish. It remains to this day, a little…
Step back in time with us for a fascinating day out which takes in both sides of the P-O border with a Medieval fortress and a Roman ruin
Michel Torrent (code name Milor René Jules) fled Saint Malo under German occupation and found refuge for himself and his family with his grandparents in Perpignan.
Argelès to Banyuls-sur-Mer is a short but fabulous coastal drive on a crisp autumn day, offering panoramic views over the bay of Collioure, row after row of steep, terraced vines, and a sparkling Mediterranean ever present throughout the drive.
With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, skiers in the Pyrenees Orientales will often enjoy warm winter sunshine as they’re gliding down the slopes towards their Solaire d’Odeillo dinner!