The Fenouillèdes region
The Fenouillèdes region ( http://www.cc-aglyfenouilledes.fr/) is a plain located between the Corbières (to the north) and the Pyrenees (to the south). It is crossed by a great many streams and rivers, among which the Boulzane and the Verdouble, both tributaries of the Agly river. Even though this region is geographically situated in the Pyrénées-Orientales department, linguistically, it is considered part of the Occitan area. During the Middle Ages, this was the border zone between Spain and France, the latter justifying the fortification of the southern part of the Corbières region to protect the realm from any possible Spanish invasion.
These days, it offers a wide variety of activities, wine-tasting in the cellars labelled “Vignobles et Découvertes” (‘Vineyards and Discoveries’), hikes and thrill seeking on the via ferratas or in the wonderful gorges of the Agly river.