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In the part of the Vallespir around the pretty town of Céret in the South of France the climate and soil is particularly favourable for growing cherry trees and the town is surrounded  by cherry orchards. For more than 150 years the cherry has been a local favorite and provides gourmands – including the President of France – with the joy of tasting the first French cherries each year from mid-Apri...

Did you know that you can buy really fresh fish direct from the fishermen in the port at Argeles? If you drive to the port in the morning and park on the mole, then walk down towards the sea. There’s a lowish wall next to the little booths for booking boat trips, and on it it says Vente Direct 8-12. Go down the steps just to the right of the wall and you’ll find a few stalls with the day���s catch l...