Campôme

 

9 kilometres from Prades, off the main road linking Perpignan to Andorra, is the charming hamlet of Campôme, on the bank of the Castellane river between the towns of Mosset and Molitg.

 

Communities settled here because of the favourable climate and agricultural potential. The region is famous for fruit, in particular mountain peaches with their unique flavour. The local farms produce top quality calves which have been awarded the label ‘Rosée des Pyrénées’. The honey of the Castellane has also won regional recognition.

 

Explore the ancient forest paths between medieval villages surrounded by mountain peaks - a landscape of hot springs and caves, thick forests, rugged cliff faces and hidden mountain passes. Discover the ruins of Cathar castles and remote Romanesque chapels, ancient shepherd’s shelters and prehistoric standing stones. Walk through meadows of thyme and mint, pick wild strawberries, raspberries, mulberries and cherries and drink the rushing ice cold water from pure mountain springs.

 

Relax in the waters of a spa resort or join in the local traditions which include Sardanes folk dancing and, for the adventurous, cargolades (giant snail barbecues). Many people join a walk to an old country chapel, and after mass, treat themselves to grilled lamb and snails with aïoli (homemade garlic mayonnaise). Or you can jump over the bonfire on Midsummer Night and share grilled sausages, Catalan sweets and Muscat wine.

 

For those who want to explore further afield there is much to chose from including artistic and architectural treasures, beaches and skiing.

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