A selection of events in Pyrénées Rousillon
FebruaryPrats de Mollo: Traditional Carnival
MarchArles-sur-Tech: Day of the Bear
Good Friday (Easter)
Perpignan: Procession de la Sanch
June 23rdFrom a bonfire on Mount Canigou, shepherds carry flames to bonfires all over the old kingdom of Catalonia.
Collioure(5) : Fireworks in the bay and bonfire on the shore
July 14th, Day of La BastilleJuly 16, 1997: Tour de France leg from Andorra to Perpignan
Carcasonne(8) : Big show in La Cité
Port Vendres(10) : Fireworks in the bay
AugustCéret(3): Festival of La Sardane with Catalan music and dance
SeptemberFoix: Fireworks on the first Monday of September
Font Romeu(9): Festival on the 8th
All over Catalonia: La Diada on the 11th
October 7thThuir and Amélie-les-Bains(3): Grand Fête Patronale
November 11thPerpignan: Foire de la St. Martin
December 25thVals: "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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