Travel Blogs from Les Angles
... arrived at the station at Villefranche de Conflent to find a note on the door that the station was closed. Something that the lovely girl at the tourist information at Vernet Les Bains was not aware of! We walked further down the line to find a group of men finishing a meeting, it appeared, and one explained that there was a strike and that the little yellow train would not be running until Saturday. (We ...
... s sister and husband). Our accommodation at Castelnou was a renovated 2 bedroom cottage that was ancient. The usual stone walls, old beams and steep narrow stairs. No ghost unfortunately. The village, a haven for artists, is listed as one of the "beautiful French villages" and it is certainly worth visiting. Picture a small, quaint village with a cliff on one side, wall on the other, set on a hillside with a large ...
... the season and luckily we timed it perfectly with roadside stalls selling delicious cherries for 4 Euros per kg.
We spent several days driving over the mountains to the French and Spanish coasts. Collioure, on the coast near the Spanish border, reputedly produces the best anchovies in the world. We sampled the boquerones (white ones in vinegar) and the salted variety. Both were fabulous.
There was a huge area of well ...
... trees and past old iron ore mines. The route contoured around the mountain on a narrow path where one slip would mean certain death.
The weather was perfect for walking, not too hot and overcast. It was a great walk but very tiring, it took us about 7 hours but at least we didn't get lost.
Sunday 25th May
We walked over the hill into the next valley and the village of Corneilla de Conflent, along ...
At 4 o’clock, we came to the conclusion that we were headed in the wrong direction and must have missed a turning somewhere. We retraced our steps for another hour and thought we had found the turnoff. At 8pm, we finally got back to the campsite.
The forest is crisscrossed with tracks and being in the trees meant we couldn’t see anything to try and get our bearings. John had his trusty compass as well as his GPS but he ...
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