With Polly Cannie Arles-sur-Tech is our home…….and we love it! Glimpses of the Tres Vents and the Haut Vallespir as I approach the village still make my heart sing. The ’real’ village isn’t what you see…

Painted in the Catalan colours of ‘sang et or’ (blood red and gold), le petit train jaune was built at the beginning of the century in order to link the towns and villages high up in the mountains with Perpignan and Prades, the principal administrative towns. It links Villefranche-de-Conflent with La Tour de Carol,  is 63 km long, and made up of wooden compartments with bench seating.

WALK THE REGION WITH TED AND KATE HISCOCK  Batterie de la Galline from Port Vendres 14.5km 5.5m (9 miles approx.) 4 hours Click to enlarge This walk  over the hills to the charming quiet hamlet…