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A selection of events in Pyrénées Rousillon

    February

    Prats de Mollo: Traditional Carnival

    March

    Arles-sur-Tech: Day of the Bear
    Good Friday (Easter)
    Perpignan: Procession de la Sanch

    June 23rd

    From a bonfire on Mount Canigou, shepherds carry flames to bonfires all over the old kingdom of Catalonia.
    Montségur: Fireworks
    Collioure(5) : Fireworks in the bay and bonfire on the shore

    July 14th, Day of La Bastille

    July 16, 1997: Tour de France leg from Andorra to Perpignan
    Carcasonne(8) : Big show in La Cité
    Port Vendres(10) : Fireworks in the bay

    August

    Céret(3): Festival of La Sardane with Catalan music and dance

    September

    Foix: Fireworks on the first Monday of September
    Font Romeu(9): Festival on the 8th
    All over Catalonia: La Diada on the 11th

    October 7th

    Thuir and Amélie-les-Bains(3): Grand Fête Patronale

    November 11th

    Perpignan: Foire de la St. Martin

    December 25th

    Vals: "Nöel à Vals" life crib

    The above mentioned events do not cover all the events in the region, please check with the local tourist office or Syndicat d'Initiative about dates and hours. 


    NOTE:

    Always carry your passport and never leave anything of value in a parked car. Try to park in the shade during the summertime - the heat can be mortal for children and animals. Camping wild (camping sauvage) and making open fire is forbidden everywhere due to the risk of bushfires, and fines are heavy. And - extremely important - the picking of grapes from a winefield or fruits from an orchard will not make you popular!
     

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