A labor of love
Posted 2607 days ago

For Stéphane and Nathalie Ferrat snails are a labor of love, not for the slimy gastropods they raise but for each other.

Escargot farmers raise snails with love
They call it gypsy gospel music
Posted 2630 days ago

Just as American gospel musicians bring the music of Southern Baptist churches to the masses, the Perpignan-based gypsy band Tekameli shares the evangelical religion that many modern-day gypsies have adopted.

Restoring Fort Dugommier
Posted 2634 days ago

The breathtaking vistas and medieval castle of Collioure have inspired artists for generations. But for one artist, the primary source of inspiration is the phallic tower rising over the bay.

Artist transforms historic Fort Dugommier
A taste of paradise
Posted 2635 days ago

Pastry chef Roger Martinez spends hours crafting pastries to perfection, only to have them devoured in mere moments.

Pastry chef offers a taste of paradise
Hark, How the Bells
Posted 2637 days ago

The 46 bronze bells inside the bell tower at Cathedral St. Jean-Baptiste de Perpignan survived two world wars and more than 100 years of disuse to become one of France’s…

Hark, how the bells
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InPerpignan.net is a multimedia magazine about Perpignan, a Catalan city in southwestern France. It is produced by students in a summer study-abroad program co-sponsored by the San Francisco State University Journalism Department and the Institute for Education in International Media.

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Tour de Perpignan

Click the map to read stories and watch videos about Perpignan and its environs. . . . → Read More: Tour de Perpignan

Perpignan train station is “le centre du monde”

When Salvador Dali declared the Perpignan train station the “centre du monde,” people took notice . . . → Read More: Perpignan train station is “le centre du monde”

Escargot farmers raise snails with love

For Stéphane and Nathalie Ferrat snails are a labor of love, not for the slimy gastropods they raise but for each other. . . . → Read More: Escargot farmers raise snails with love

Stray cats multiply around Perpignan

Stray cats have long been residents of Perpignan and nearby communities. But with the economic downturn, more cats are being put out on the streets. . . . → Read More: Stray cats multiply around Perpignan

Jewelry designer inspired by the land

Lamb’s wool, Tahitian pearls, drift wood — the jewelry designers at Alterior Symboise add a touch of surprise to each hand-crafted piece. . . . → Read More: Jewelry designer inspired by the land

Caves Byrrh makes an aperatif with pizzaz

Though less popular than they once were aperatifs like Byrrh remain a staple in France . . . → Read More: Caves Byrrh makes an aperatif with pizzaz

This woman’s place is in the kitchen

Marie Dargnat, one of the few female chefs in Perpignan, shares homey Catalan cooking with her guests . . . → Read More: This woman’s place is in the kitchen

Designer creates characters from whole cloth

Patricia Aveillan is a fairy godmother for the arts community in Perpignan, creating costumes that bring characters to life. . . . → Read More: Designer creates characters from whole cloth

Tekameli shares gypsy gospel music

Just as American gospel musicians bring the music of Southern Baptist churches to the masses, the Perpignan-based gypsy band Tekameli shares the evangelical religion that many modern-day gypsies have adopted. . . . → Read More: Tekameli shares gypsy gospel music

The language of learning

Teachers share their love of language at the Academie de Langues France Méditerranée . . . → Read More: The language of learning