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Noël à Collioure - Christmas at Collioure - This is a very unique son et lumiere event at Collioure. This unusual Christmas spectacular is taking place this year for the third time. Spectacular animated projections on the bell tower of the church at Collioure harbour which can be viewed from the beach or viewpoints across the bay. Something really worth coming to see.... and its free.  This year s...

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...

The park and gardens at the Chateau of Valmy near to Argeles have re-opened after major works. We visited on Saturday 6th February in the morning. (Actually we also went on the Friday afternoon, but the re-opening wasn’t until Saturday). The grounds are very pleasant, with fountains and ponds, lawns and borders with labels telling you what the plants are, a small children’s play area and lawned ar...

We visited St Cyprien on the afternoon of Saturday 6th February. We parked in the car park at the etang nature reserve and went for a walk to the etang water’s edge. We wanted to check out what birds were there and took a few photos. The etangs are lagoons with a mixture of salt and fresh water near the coast, with a variety of habitat and wildlife. They form a stopping off point for bird migratio...