Thursday, April 16, 2009

Things to do on a rainy day in Perpignan

Yes, well, "Il pleut toujours comme une vache qui pisse" ( It's raining like a cow pee-ing!) but that doesn't mean you will be bored if you are visiting the FAB PO.

Here's 10 things to do if it is raining in the PO

1. Take a wine tour with The French Tour Co. Their red beret wine tour will take you to three vineyards and a gourmet three course lunch on a vineyard estate :

2. Do a solar energy workshop. Nigel Howard from MySolarShop gives very interesting workshops. Living in the sunniest part of France, it really is a very interesting half day :

3. Meet Gem Melville, South African textile artist in her studio in Reynes ( near Ceret) and partake in an art workshop :

4. Visit the Cathar Castles

5. Visit Vernet les Bains, a beautiful picturesque spa town about a 40 min drive west of Perpignan. After a visit of the relaxing natural hot spas, enjoy a gorgeous lunch or dinner with your fab hosts, Tiffany and Dave at Bistrot le Cortal :

6. Go Shopping !

7. Go for a french lesson and improve your vocab : learning french makes your stay in France so much more interesting :

8. Visit the museum of modern art in Ceret and soak up the café culture in this quaint town , about a 40 minute drive south of Perpignan

9. Go ski-ing! The ski resorts are just over an hours drive from Perpignan and when it's raining here, it's usually snowing up there!

10. Be very French and stay all day in bed with your lover... with a good bottle of wine of course! We recommend Domaine Treloar :


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  2. Your 10th thing to do is great..:-)
    Then again, there are so many things to do - there are always art exhibitions, museums - the prehistoric museum in Tautavel is well worth a visit, and for those who stay in Vernet-les-Bains ( there is Fort Liberia, the fortified Villefranche-de-Conflent (Unesco World Heritage site) and the spectacular Grand Canalettes caves - it never rains there..!