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.

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…

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.

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