Narbonne is a leafy and well-appointed town, initially founded by the Romans in 118 BCE, when it was known then as Narbo. Once a very prosperous port and a major city due to its strategic location, it was in fact Rome’s first colony in Gaul.
Céret-born Martin Fourcade, a 26-year-old non-commissioned officer of the mountain infantry brigade at Chamonix, emerged from the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games as the new star of biathlon, with three medals – two gold and one silver.
The snow is falling in the Pyrénées and no doubt thoughts are turning to waxing and servicing skis in preparation for the opening of the pistes. But there is another snowy activity to consider : snowshoeing!
with Tim and Chris Parker Tour de Querriog (670m), Puig Joan, Banyuls ridge This is a BIG 12km circular walk with approx 720m of ascent including the undulating ridge. It offers wonderful views and some…
L’ermitage de St Ferréol from Céret Situated to the north east of Cérêt, at an altitude of 300m, this 13th century chapel had the hermitage added in the 18th century and other buildings added later…
Normally when you are “invited” to visit the Police in France, you do this with a little trepidation. My invite however was to join the CRS, Secours en Montagne, on one of their avalanche, search and rescue, retraining or “recyclage” days.
Still worth the fabulous walk or drive…..but you’ll have to do without the lunch until Covid restrictions allow the restaurants to open again.
Anyone that loves the rocky scenery of the Cote Vermeille will enjoy this popular, short and fairly easy walk.
St Ferréol hermitage where the view changes around every corner of its tree-filled grounds. Walk one way and you’ll see the Pyrenees melt into a Matisse-blue sea, go through the old stone gateway and Mount Canigou and entourage wearing their capes of early snow dominate the mountainscape.
You have probably crossed Caixas on your way to visit Castelnou without spotting this commune hidden in the rugged heart of the Aspres.