Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Salses fortress is a modern age castle in a communal territory of Salses in the Rosselló comarca in Northern Catalunya (France)

The Salses castle (fortress) is a modern age castle in a communal territory of Salses in the Rosselló comarca in Northern Catalunya (France). From a chronological perspective it is the third of the Salses castles, after the Vell Castle and Castle Reial.

This castle today serves as a Museum of Salses History. It is located in …

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Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

St. Papoul Abbey is one of the Nineteen Gems of Architecture and an Important Religious Center of the Cathar Country

St. Papoul Abbey (fr. L’Abbaye de Saint-Papoul) is the former Benedictine abbey located in Saint-Papoul, a few kilometers from Castelnaudary and Carcassone, in the Montagne foothills.

It is one of the nineteen gems of architecture and an important religious center of the Cathar country (Pays Cathare), which is a historical area in the South of France.

St. …

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Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

Eus, the commune of the Eastern Pyrenees, included in the list of the Most Beautiful French Villages

Eus village (fr. Eus) is the commune of the Eastern Pyrenees, included in the list of the most beautiful French villages. It is located between the Conflent valley and the Canigo Mountain.

The village’s distinctive feature is that it is the sunniest village in France. It holds the record for having the most sunny days per year …

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Historical Fair “Timbaler del Bruc”

The ‘Timbaler del Bruc’ historical fair has been timed to coincide with the remembrance of the military events that took place in June 1808.

On February 9, 1808, the general of the Napoleonic army, Philippe Guillaume Duhesme, entered Catalonia and by the middle of February, his troops had reached Barcelona. On June 4, 1808, the French …

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