The Pyrenean resorts are much more family-orientated and the average skier here tends to be less sophisticated or well practised than in the Alps.  This make for a more relaxed, unpretentious and much less costly experience. Typically the ski season begins in November and finishes in March/April time Here are the 5 main resorts easily reachable … Continue reading “Skiing”

The Seaside

“Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside I do like to be beside the sea!” And if you do, you will be pleased to know we are only 70 minutes away from the Mediterranean. Go North of Perpignan to discover La Francqui Plage, (famous for the world kite-surfing championships), the miles of white … Continue reading “The Seaside”


Since Pre-Roman times there has been a fortified settlement at Carcassonne. Nowadays you will find one of the most outstanding example of a medieval walled city in the world, which is visited by over 2 million people a year and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. As well as exploring the ramparts and getting … Continue reading “Carcassonne”