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?
Lord Guillaume de Cabestany was a troubadour, soldier, poet, and lover of Saurimonde, wife of Raimond de Castell-Rossello and subject of many of his poems
They might not all be a pulsing whirl of excitement – some are only small gatherings scantily attended – but it’s a great way to support the local producers.
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.
The charming alleyways and streets of Perpignan city centre are ideal to ‘flâner’ (stroll or meander). But if you fancy seeing a different side to city life, we’ve got an urban hike just for you.
WALK THE REGION……. with Christian Piquemal ON THE TRACKS OF THE HIGHWAYMEN.. Cross the border like the bandits used to do only 160 years ago. Discover vestiges of a medieval fortress and an enchanting hermitage.…
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.
The colourful Hotel Cortie in the narrow streets of pretty Thuir centre has been a hotel-restaurant and events venue for more than a century.
Tucked into a tranquil corner to the south of Canet en Roussillon sits Mas Baux, an authentic Catalan winery with an ancient link to the land.
French writer and poet describes the massacre as unspeakable, its wounds so deep that we dare not mention them, in this desolate poem, ‘Oradour’.