Tag Archives: Perpignan

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
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...
Weekend Eggs: the Ceret Edition

Weekend Eggs: the Ceret Edition

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...
Perpignan and the Procession de la Sanch

Perpignan and the Procession de la Sanch

Good Friday or Vendredi Saint is marked in no small way in the town of Perpignan in Southern France with the Procession de la Sanch. This slow, somber march through the streets of the old town opens the Easter Holy Week or La Semaine Sainte celebrations. Even when...
Perpignan, a City of Festivals

Perpignan, a City of Festivals

“The town is alive – there’s always something going on,” Carl, our host in Perpignan, had told us when he took us for a coffee shortly after we arrived. “I’ll hear a trumpet and drums from my window and I’ll stick my head out and...
Weekend in Perpignan

Weekend in Perpignan

After a few days in Perpignan it quickly became one of our favourite French cities. Here’s our guide as to how to make the most of a weekend in Perpignan. GETTING YOUR BEARINGS Our bus (one euro) from Ceret to the regional capital Perpignan dropped...
Perpignan: Food, Wine, Walking, and Conversation

Perpignan: Food, Wine, Walking, and Conversation

“Walk, just walk,” was the advice we received from Carl, the owner of our petite weekend pad in Perpignan, when we asked him what we should do. “Oh, and eat and drink…” And so began a long weekend of food, wine, walking and conversation in...
Rough ‘n’ Tumble Rugby in Céret

Rough ‘n’ Tumble Rugby in Céret

In the region of France where we’re currently staying, many people speak four languages: French, Catalan, ‘Spanish’ (Castilian or castellano), and English. But there is a sporting language that everyone speaks here and it’s not football (soccer) – it’s rugby (union, not league). France loves...
Our Home Away From Home in Ceret

Our Home Away From Home in Ceret

The petite Catalan village of Ceret, or Céret in French, in the foothills of the French Pyrénées, not far from Perpignan, is the location of our latest ‘home away from home’ for two weeks. A quaint village of tiny squares with cafés and fountains, and...