Here’s a selction of fun things to do in and around the La Paloma area:

Music At La Paloma

Looking for somewhere to to write that musical? Need a place for your band to hang out and work on that ‘oh so important’ second album? Our piano arrived this week and is all tuned up and waiting for someone to show her some love. When booking ask about the use of the piano and …

A Day By The Pool

Living the Slow Life at La Paloma is all about just taking it easy. Spending time as a human ‘being’ rather than a human ‘doing’. Make up a jug of sangria, grab a bowl of olives a towel and a book and head for the pool. There are few better places for a period of …

A Slow Ride to a Long Lunch

La Paloma is more than a place to stay, it’s a place to live. Forget tightly packed tourist agendas and let daily life be the attraction for a change. If done properly, shopping for dinner can be a full day’s entertainment in France.  From La Paloma you can bike or walk to several vibrant village …

A Walk on the Edge: Cape Béar Lighthouse

Slow Living doesn’t mean doing nothing, it means doing better. We encourage guests at La Paloma to get out and explore, to turn up their senses and experience our region’s aromas, sounds, sites, tastes and textures.One of the best ways to do this is by walking. With a limitless number of paths crisscrossing the region, …

Girona

Most people land at Girona airport and rush up the motorway to get to La Paloma. Unless you are on a very short trip we would recommend that your take the time to explore the city of Girona. The old town around the cathedral can only be described as elegant. Fabulous medieval architecture, stylish shops …

The GR10 Footpath

The famous GR10 footpath passes through Arels sur Tech past the front of La Paloma before climbing out of the village up the mountain in front of the house. The GR 10 is a French GR footpath or hiking trail that makes it possible to walk from one end of the Pyrenees Mountains to the …

Easter At La Paloma

The Procession of the Sanch – Good Friday The Abbey of Arles-sur-Tech is the see of the venerable Brotherhood of the Sanch, founded in 1416 by Saint Vincent Ferrer. Every Good Friday The Black Penitents organise a night procession through the streets of the village carrying artifacts from the Abbey representing scenes from the Passion …

Bains de Saint Thomas

Bains de Saint Thomas One of the special features of this area of France is the proliferation of Spas and Springs. One of our favourites is Bains de Saint Thomas. This is in the Tet Valley on the N116 road to the ski resorts around Mont Louis. One of our joys is to drive to …

Amphitryon Restaurant

Rue Jean Bart 1 66190 Collioure Tel: +33 4 68823600 The Amphitryon is one of our favourite seafood restaurants in Collioure. With stunning views across the harbour to the famous Collioure church this is a perfect place for a leisurely lunch or dinner. View Larger Map