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

Natural History Museum, Perpignan   In 1770 the University of Perpignan set up a natural history cabinet, for teaching purposes. The collections were partly preserved and in 1840 became the Municipal Museum The collection was…

  Come Fly with Me by Michelle   I’ve never felt the desire to throw myself out of a plane. However, an intriguing invitation from Windoor Realfly to try out their simulator, and the fact…

  Chateau-Fort-Liberia and the ‘Affaire des Poisons     Built in 1681 by Vauban, and linked to the town of Villefranche de Conflent by ’les milles marches’, Château Fort Libéria is today still in excellent…

    Le Jardin de Collioure There's nothing quite Like it in Collioure!   Still fairly récent on the restaurant scene, Le Jardin de Collioure in the old Dominican Convent on the Collioure - Port…

As you drive towards Trouillas on the D612, dominating the sea of vines, you will see the imposing 18th century stone and brick outbuildings of Chateau du Mas Deu. Slightly to the left is a…

  And they bite!     Commonly known as millipedes, ‘scolopendres’ are unpleasant little beasties to all but the ardent entomologist, made up of several segments, with twenty-one pairs of feet, four pairs of eyes,…

  Downhill mountain biking   For a completely different summer sport in the mountains, why not head up to Les Angles and hire a downhill only mountain bike! The hire prices start at 18 euros…