A Great Gallery In Quaint Bugarach

In Bugarach, the Maya calendar stated, you will be able to survive the end of the world. Even though things did not happen as predicted in 2012, the small village in the Aude mountains ist well worth a visit. Not only for a hike up the legendary Pech de Bugarach, were UFOs have been observed landing by locals and foreigners, but also for the new gallery opened in May by Diana Liljelund, a Finnish lady and trained architect. Now based in the south of France, she follows her true passion: the arts, bought a derelict post office at the village’s main street (Grand‘ Rue) and turned it into a fascinating gallery,…

A Mystic Hike up to the Peak of the Pech de Bugarach

Very close to my holiday home, just a quick drive through the Gorges de Galamus away, the highest peak of the Corbières offers unforgettable hiking experiences even to those who have only little experience with hiking the mountain: the Pech (or Pic) de Bugarach. The most difficult ascent start at the D 45 from D45 von Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes to Bugarach, easier walks to the 1,230 m high peak start off the D14 linking Bugarach to the Gorges de Galamus. The best time to start your walk are mornings. When walking at a relaxed pace, consider three hours for walking up, and two for returning. As you are crossing pastures, please be cautious when opening and…

My favourite winter walk: the Hermitage of Galamus

In winter, work is flooding my desk, leaving hardly any time to enjoy the beautiful landscape. So, walks a mainly limited to a quick strong through the gardens surrounding my small town. Or, if time permits, to a quick excursion up the hill behind my home, where I will park my car on a windy platform offer spectacular views into the Gorges de Galamus. There, a 20 minute descend starts, which ends at the doors of the small Hermitage of St. Antoine de Galamus, built a cave inside the Gorge de Galamus by a religious hermit. The hermitage dates from the twelfth century and comprises a number of houses and a chapel in…