News of Pyrenees

Guided tour: Lluvià Tower

Lluvià Tower: the meeting place of cultural and natural heritage.

Get to know the work of the modernist architect Ignasi Oms, contemplating the natural environment and enjoying the green ring of Manresa.

Come to the Tower on Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 2pm.

Every Sunday and all holidays, you can enjoy the guided tour from 11am …

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Andorra and France discuss the promotion of nature tourism

The Minister of Tourism, Veronica Canals, met on Wednesday with the newly appointed General Director of Atout France, Caroline Leboucher, to promote collaboration with the French Tourism Development Agency.

During the meeting, also attended by the Tourism Director, Sergi Nadal, the ambassador of Andorra to France, Eva Descarrega and the Marketing Director of Atout France, Sophie …

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News of Pyrenees

’Black Friday’ in Ripoll

On 29th and 30th of November around 40 shops in Ripoll will participate again in the “Black Friday” campaign, in a hope to promote local commerce while forming part of this worldwide event. During the two days, the customers will be able to avail from offers and discounts in participating shops.

Additionally, anyone who spends over …

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Bilbao and its attractions

The Basque Country (Baskonia or Euskadi) is a large and economically developed Autonomous Community in northern Spain, and perhaps the most mysterious of all the Spanish regions. The Basque people’s landscape, climate, character, language, and mentality are not very similar to the typical Spanish ones. There is a lot of greenery, it often rains and …

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Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

Sorde – an abbey in France that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sorde Abbey (fr. Abbaye de Sorde) is located in a small village of the same name (Sorde-l’Abbaye), located at the intersection of Landes and the Basque Country. It was built in the eleventh century, on the banks of the Gave d’Orlon.

The abbey consists of three architectural objects:

– The Abbey Church (L’abbatiale Saint Jean-Baptiste de Sorde), …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Bellocq castle – ruins that have been a Historical Monument since 1997

Bellocq Castle – ruins that have been a Historical Monument since 1997

Bellocq Castle (fr. Le château de Bellocq) is located in the eponymous town of the French Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) department. Bellocq was located on the border of Guyenne, which belonged to England in the 13th century. Gaston VII de Béarn built a castle on …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Montreal Castle has managed to be the viscount residence, and the military hospital, as well as the bakery, and the monastery School, and the town hall since the XVI century

Montreal Castle (fr. Le château de Montréal), also known as Château d’Orthe, is located in Peyrehorade, in the French department of Landes. The castle is an object of historical heritage, according to the decree of June 15th, 2012.

The castle is a building in the Louis XIV style – the former Viscounts of Orth’s (Orthe) residence. …

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