The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Alet-les-Bains – the town where the alchemist, astrologer, forecaster, and magician, Nostradamus, spent his childhood

Alet-les-Bains is a commune in France in the Occitania Region (ex Languedoc), Aude department, five kilometers to the South of Limoux, in the very heart of the Cathar country.

Interestingly, in the past, people spoke Roman rather than Latin in the province in the year 1272. “Oc” means “Yes” in this language, that is why the …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Riudabella Castle: an old Cistercian farm converted into a fortified mansion with a historicist style

The Riudabella Castle, or Riudabella Farm, (cat. El Castell de Riudabella, o Granja de Riudabella) is an old Cistercian farm converted into a fortified mansion with a historicist style. It is located in the centre of Riudabella, at the foot of the Poblet forest, in the municipal district of Vimbodí i Poblet (Conca de Barberà). …

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Natural science in Madriu-Perafita-Claror by Susanna Simon

The Madriu Perafita Claror Valley opens the 2019 summer season with many excursions and workshops for all

The Madriu Perafita Claror Valley opens the 2019 summer season with many excursions and workshops for all.

May

Next Saturday, May 11th, a masterclass on basket weaving will be held. Participants should bring a bottle about 15cm tall.

Workshop for adults.

· Location: Portal de la Vall

· Date: Saturday, May 11th

· Duration: 10:00 to 13:00

· Price: 5€ …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Castle Evol passed into private hands after the French Revolution and then Evol mayor’s office purchased it for possible recovery in 1990

Historians believe that the castle was dismantled at the end of the 17th century on the orders from the French marshal Vauban who initiated the campaign for the demolition of the old military fortifications, which could serve as a rebellion’s haven after the conclusion of the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

The castle ruins passed into private …

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