It is at Salses, small village...
It is at Salses, small village of the North of the Roussillon, where stand up the most beautiful example ot the military architecture of the transition, 'Le Chateau de Salses'.
At Thuir, a visit to the BYRRH cellars is mandatory.
This place houses 800 vats and casks, among them, the largest oak vat in the world, surrounded by a multi-vision show recounting the wine-producing activities.
The characteristic of this famous vat : a capacity of 1.000.200 liters and a weight of 100 tons when empty 1.100 tons when full.
Collioure, well-known for its belfry, its anchovies and for the Fauvism created by Matisse and Derain, fascinates with the mildness of its climate and the crystal-clear water of its beaches.
Banyuls, charming old fishing village, with quaint narrow streets and excellent beaches. Banyuls has a Marine Reserve, which covers 650 hectares between Banyuls and Cerbere, and makes Banyuls a great diving and snorkelling centre. I have to say that the South of France, and mainly this part, has a pure sense of authenticity.
The authenticity of people, very friendly and very generous. It is evident that they love their region and they want to share, with all of us, their love for their land.
The wine is delicious !!
The whole area is typified by a insouciant mixture of ancient and modern, from Roman temples and postmodern architecture in the cities to solar power and ancient abbeys in the mountains.