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- St Pere de Rodes, Llanca and El Port de la Selva
OVER THE BORDER St Pere de Rodes, Llanca and El Port de la Selva Above the gleaming white fishing town of Port de la Selva, in the province of Girona, stands the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes constructed into the side of the Verdera mountain. The views from the monastery (...) read more...
Girona Over the past five or six centuries, Girona has undergone twenty-five sieges and been captured seven times by a variety of famous French generals. Today, it is Mr O’Leary and his Ryanair army who have placed Girona airport firmly on the map for foreign (...) read more...
- Beware Spanish brigands
Beware Spanish brigands by Gill Williams One Sunday in April, we needed to go down to Barcelona. My husband and I were to go down to the harbour and meet my daughter Fran and her partner, Joan (Catalan for John), at a point near the Language School where she worked and join up with two (...) read more...
- Millau viaduct
The now famous Millau viaduct hs been nicknamed the ’Tour Eiffel du Sud’, due to the fact that it was constructed by the Eiffage group, who also built the Eiffel Tower, and has has attracted and continues to attract visitors from all over the world! In fact, bars, (...) read more...
- A pain in Spain…..pick pockets, muggers...
A pain in Spain Pick pockets, muggers... I still get excited about the concept of being able to ‘pop over into Spain’ at the drop of a hat. It feels so ‘summer holiday’! However, after reading some of the letters and comments from our forum below, I will think (...) read more...
Over the border… Puigcerdà Founded in 1177 by King Alfonso I of Aragon, Count of Barcelona, Puigcerdà, meaning "Cerdanyan hill" in Catalan, replaced Hix (now a village in the French part of Cerdagne) as the capital of Cerdanya in 1178. Located at 1,202 metres above sea level, by the (...) read more...
Montpellier A beautiful city with the odd imperfection to render it just perfect With Simon Newman The city of Montpellier is consistently voted one of the top places to live in France - by no less than the French themselves.Close to the Mediterranean it has glorious baroque (...) read more...
- The Parc Natural Cap de Creus
The Parc Natural Cap de Creus The Parc Natural Cap de Creus is a protected national park which extends from Port de la Selva to Roses, just south of the Spanish border, and is the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the largest uninhabited area in the Spanish Mediterranean (...) read more...
- Bugarach - not the end of the world.
Bugarach - not the end of the world. If you are thinking of heading out to Bugarach to witness the end of the world on 21st December, don’t expect to climb the mountain. French police have banned access to the Pic and will control access to the village for the expected thousands (...) 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...