Originally set up by the Rois de Majorque as a defence system to protect the Roussillon from invaders, the tours de signaux (signal towers) allowed information to be passed quickly around the region, using fire and smoke signals.
Collioure’s church, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, one of the most well-known round-towered church in Europe, has a colourful history.
With Canigou at its back and the River Tech in front, the views all around the fortified medieval town of Prats de Mollo are stunning. But it was not merely built for the view!
Le Racou – shabby chic, pretty creeks… take a peek! Who doesn’t love this beach just south of Argelès port?
Visa Pour l’Image, what a great way to explore and enjoy Perpignan, as you wander from venue to venue in this historic centre.
Perpignan, cultural capital of Catalonia North owes much of its heritage and culture to the kings of Majorca, whose palace still dominates the town.
With Polly Cannie Arles-sur-Tech used to be our home…….and we loved 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…
Ille sur Têt was an important religious centre in Medieval times.
The beautiful castle in the heart of the Albères is said to be haunted by the ghost of a British spy – and is now free and open to visit.
We pass evocatively named places busy with history; Besalú, St Jaume de Llierca, Castellfollit de la Roca before entering Olot and the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa abundant with fascinating conical and sometimes symmetrical hills.