Dancing the Sardana in Céret, France. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Destination: Céret

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Tips for a Successful Dinner Party Away

Tips for a Successful Dinner Party Away

We’ve been doing a bit of entertaining the last few days at Lara’s uncle’s house in Bendigo culminating me cooking a five-course meal yesterday for some of our old friends. It got me thinking about entertaining when you’re on holidays, particularly if you’re staying in...
Ceret’s Scenic Saturday Markets

Ceret’s Scenic Saturday Markets

Ceret’s scenic Saturday markets are one of the highlights of a visit to the village – people come from far and wide to browse them – and as last weekend was the first time the place had really experienced fine spring weather, the whole place was...
Classic Toulouse Cassoulet Recipe

Classic Toulouse Cassoulet Recipe

“That’s not from here, we make Catalan sausage! Catalan sausage is better!” exclaimed the butcher in Ceret when Lara asked for saucisse de Toulouse (Toulouse sausage), an ingredient of the cassoulet I was making for this series on The Dish. While the man had been...
Top 10 Languedoc-Roussillon Wines to Try and Buy

Top 10 Languedoc-Roussillon Wines to Try and Buy

Wherever we go on our grand tour we’re focusing on eating, drinking and buying local or regional products as much as possible, and that’s especially the case with wine. The Languedoc-Roussillon wines from the region of the same name are widely available in Ceret and they are...
Ceret Take-Homes: Supermarket Souvenirs

Ceret Take-Homes: Supermarket Souvenirs

Ceret may be a popular destination for art tourists, hikers and long-term holidaymakers, but there are no souvenir shops (thankfully) and aside from picking up some art from one of the galleries and buying beautiful Catalan textile products from La Bohème, there’s little to buy...
Inspiring Arty Ceret

Inspiring Arty Ceret

Located in a picturesque valley of fruit trees, surrounded by hills blanketed in green oak, and watched over by the white peaks of Canigou, it’s easy to understand how arty Ceret, our ‘home’ for two weeks, inspired so many artists to move here and paint its...
Classic Salade Lyonnaise recipe

Classic Salade Lyonnaise recipe

In the interests of bringing the fine season of Spring on with a rush — after all we’re already a few days into April — I’ve decided that this egg dish should be a message to the weather gods. While checking out the markets and supermarkets...
Local Knowledge: Coralie from Ceret

Local Knowledge: Coralie from Ceret

A fashion designer who studied Fine Arts at Goldsmiths and Textile Design at Central St Martins in London, Coralie Scarnato moved to Ceret eight years ago and opened La Boheme, a boutique and atelier where she makes and sells her vibrant striped Catalan cloth products,...
Ceret Take-Homes: Catalan’s Sunny Striped Cloth

Ceret Take-Homes: Catalan’s Sunny Striped Cloth

Stroll around Ceret for a while and you’ll start to see stripes – Catalan stripes. These bold colourful lines seem to enliven everything here in the village from screens in bistros to pot-plants on windowsills, and even appear on plastic shopping bags. In boutiques and gift...
Doing the Sardana in Ceret

Doing the Sardana in Ceret

It wasn’t on the scale of the festivals we’d just experienced in Perpignan, but we were delighted to return from the city to our little village of Ceret to find the French Catalan community out in full force on Place Picasso doing a folk dance...
Price Check: a Ceret Shopping List

Price Check: a Ceret Shopping List

What we are really loving about doing this Price Check series – more than forcing us to do comparison shops at every destination – is that it’s making us pay more attention to what’s on the shelves at supermarkets, rather than what we are buying,...