Perpignan, cultural capital of Catalonia North owes much of its heritage and culture to the kings of Majorca, whose palace still dominates the town.
As you head up the N116 towards the high Pyrenees after Prades, the Têt Valley narrows dramatically where it meets the valley of the Cady, and the perfectly preserved fortified medieval town of Villefranche de Conflent whisks you back thousands of years in time.
The commune of Eus also encompasses another village, that of Comes. It’s an hour-long trek up the mountainside to the ruins of this abandoned village, 2 hours for the more physically challenged.
Thought Canet was all about the beach? Think again! As spring bursts across the P-O, there’s plenty going on in the coastal town of Canet en Roussillon.
On a clear winter’s day, a drive along the coastal lagoons of Salses and Canet can offer vast skies, wide horizons, bird spotting, oyster eating and windsurfer watching.
Saint Cyprien….Miles of golden sands, a port so full of yachts the masts almost obscure the palm trees…..
A circular 3h 15 mins walk with approx. 380 metres of ascent. Starts with descent to Montner and then ascent to Força Réal, with final descent to Col del Bou via Le Sentier Botanique.
Originally created in the 70s as a reservoir to supply local agriculture, the lake at Villeneuve-de-la-Raho quickly became a leisure area for sailing, fishing and sunbathing, attracting growing numbers of locals and tourists alike because of its easy access.
While visiting the Grand Hotel, the old village of Molitg should not be ignored. At its medieval centre is the 12th century church against which leans the 14th or 15th century Chateau de Molitg.
This pretty alpine village, huddled around the church of St Michel, and the remains of the XIII century chateau, overlooks a glistening Lake Matmale