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A day out in Cathar Country
A TRIP THROUGH THE HILLS. with Gill Williams (...)
SOMETIMES IT RAINS - IT CAN BE WINDY TOO! (...)
Chateau de Queribus and Chateau de Peyrepertuse
Elne Elne, ancient capital of Roussillon,
Estagel and the routes des vins In (...)
Via Duilhac to the Gorges of Galamus and (...)
Le Boulou to Argelès……. in (...)
Llo and Behold! In the Cerdagne (...)
Museum : La tour des Parfums in Mosset (...)
Out for the Day On the Trail of the (...)
Out for the day ….on the wonderful
Prats de Mollo and La Preste
Saint André de Baillestavy Sitting on a (...)
The Earliest Europeans....... told by (...)
The Grand Hotel and Chateau de Riell, (...)
AROUND THE TOUR DE FRANCE AND UP A HIDDEN (...)
The valley - up Caudies way with Gill (...)
Tir des Aspres: The shooting club with a (...)
Train du Pays Cathare et des Fenouilledes (...)
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- Out for the day in Collioure
Collioure Where the Pyrenees slip down into the Mediterranean sea, where the vineyards come to the edge of the town, where the brightly painted houses reflect the colours of the remaining Catalan Barques moored at the Quay you will find Collioure… Back in medieval times, (...) read more...
- Gorges of Galamus and Chateau de Puilaurens
Via Duilhac to the Gorges of Galamus and Chateau de Puilaurens. OPTION 1 After visiting Ch. de Peyrepertuse, continue on the D14 Duilhac road, possibly stopping at Duilhac for refreshment at the old Olive Mill, before continuing round the back of the castle and winding your way (...) read more...
- Chateau de Queribus and Chateau de Peyrepertuse
Chateau de Queribus and Chateau de Peyrepertuse Perched high on their unbelievable mountainous rocky outcrops, the castles of Queribus and Peyrepertuse dominate the beautiful rolling vineyards of Maury and Cucugnan. Take the D117 from Estagel towards Maury and turnoff right on the (...) read more...
- Walter Benjamin Memorial, Portbou
Walter Benjamin Memorial, Portbou with Ted Krasny ‘Bleak’ would fairly describe the town of Portbou, a bleakness only accentuated by its stunning environs. A cavernous train station attests to an age of promise; its population and fortunes peaked in the 1930s and (...) read more...
- Train du Pays Cathare et des Fenouilledes
Train du Pays Cathare et des Fenouilledes Running from Rivesaltes, just off the N9 north of Perpignan, to Axat, high up in the Fenouillèdes is a railway line 100 years old. It was built at the very beginning of the XX century to connect Rivesaltes to Carcasonne. Sadly the spectacular (...) read more...
- A Dali Day Out -
A Dali Day Out Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) once claimed that Perpignan Railway Station was the “Centre of the Universe, because its waiting room is where he got all his best ideas.” Needless to say, it is for this quote that he is best known in the P. O. To learn a little more and to (...) read more...
- Retirada Museum - another side to La Jonquera
Retirada Museum - another side to La Jonquera La Jonquera isn’t all white plastic chairs on the roadside, high boots, short skirts, cheap booze and cigarettes. The quaint old village off to the left of the main road, direction Le Perthus - Girona, is well worth a visit. In the (...) read more...
- Collioure: anchovies and wine
Collioure: anchovies and wine Collioure, “Jewell of the Cote Vermeille” is arguably the most popular tourist destination in the Pyrenees Orientales. Here the Pyrenees slip down into the Mediterranean, the vineyards come to the edge of the town and brightly painted houses reflect the (...) read more...
- Out for the day ….on the wonderful one euro bus.
Out for the day ….on the wonderful one euro bus. This is a drive out without the driving and everyone can have a glass of wine or two with lunch. Plus it’s a form of transport that is both eco-friendly and economical… All over the Pyrénées Orientales the buses of the (...) read more...
- The Grand Hotel and Chateau de Riell, Moiitg-les-Bains
The Grand Hotel and Chateau de Riell, Moiitg-les-Bains Impossible to miss when driving the D14 from Prades to Mosset, the splendid Grand Thermal Hotel dominates the deep gorge cut by swift running water of the Castellane River. On the left, a tall rocky outcrop is topped by a ruined (...) read more...