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…

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…

The town of Figueres is probably best known for that cathedral of wackiness – the Dali museum, but a bit of exploration will soon take you off the beaten track and provide an authentic fix of Spanish street culture.

  In praise of Le Racou beach by Simon Newman UPDATE MAY 2014 Le Racou car park, still free but packed out in high season, is to be updated and renovated. The ‘parking du Valmarie’,…

    A Perfect Day Out by John Frazer-Robinson     Friends Jane and Robbie invited us to spend the day with them in Cadaqués. It was sunny, mild, and almost wind-free. If you decide…