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In the heart of the Roussillon, both Mediterranean and Pyrenean but above all Catalonian, stands mythical Mt. Canigou. The Roussillon is a country of diversified landscapes and long-forged History. The rivers which spring from Pyrenean summits give their names to its valleys: Conflent, Vallespir, Cerdagne and Capcir and its coastline (the Vermilion Coast) harbours ports like Collioure. The Roussillon is also Perpignan and the Romanesque art of its abbeys: Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Martin-du-Canigou, Salses, Villefranche-du-Conflent, and its towns fortified by Vauban. It is also the Baroque art of the Sunyers, or Contemporary art, Maillol’s (native of Banyuls), or the artist’s whose paintings hang in the Ceret museum. 450 000 years ago man settled in Tautavel. Here, wine is good, the language is Catalonian and the dance is the Sardane, accompanied by the measured rhythme of the Coblas (traditional musical band) which is the pulse of Catalonia.
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