Category Archives: Arty-Facts

Hey! Ho! It’s off to Pau we go!

We decided to pop into Pau for the weekend on our way to Toulouse. Pau is a university town and is a favoured spot by the English for autumn and winter holidays because of its mild climate. We stayed at … Continue reading

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Christele’s fountain

As well as our hosts at Pierrefitte Nestalas being warm and lovely people with a family of beautiful and friendly children, I was excited when Frédéric and Christele told us they had built the gîte, and even more when Frédéric … Continue reading

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Delicious art in Céret

Two things Céret is famous for are its cherries and its art – particularly modern art from the end of the 19th century to well into the second half of the 20th. But although I’d heard there was a good … Continue reading

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Tracking ‘wild beasts’ and a mackintosh

Over the following couple of days we ventured down to the coast – only a half hour drive – to the towns of Collioure, Port Vendre, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbere. I’m glad I’d got my swim in because there was a … Continue reading

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Carcassonne and Cathars

There is sooo much written about Carcassonne!? So much history… the old cité remains recognisable in old paintings… Evidence has been found of Neolithic settlement 3500 years ago, but the period of the city’s history that seems to capture everyone’s … Continue reading

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