CERET, NEAR PERPIGNAN, PYRENEES ORIENTALES
MODERN ART CENTER, SATURDAY MARKET, BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF ROUSSILON
Ceret, near Perpignan, Pyrenees Orientales
Ceret has always been an artist's mecca.
A town nestling under
the upward thrusts of the Pyrenees. Streets swaddled in towering
A Saturday Market bustling with Roussillon enthusiasm
for the good things of life. Houses brim with golden histories.
Back streets beckon with stories untold. Faces glimmer with
love, struggle, and joy of life.
Above is a quiet square in Ceret. A fountain murmuring of sedate
moments of shade, heat, sun. A place to sit down
with a careful cup of coffee, a glistening cool
white wine of the region. Difficult to believe this
fountain "Fontaine des 9 Jets" was mentioned in 1313
- 700 years ago.
Linens hang gaudilly. Colors heady with the heat of
The strident joyful tempor of the Meditteranean.
Picasso, Braque, Gris, Chagall, no doubt danced the
mix of bold patterns against the agony of the tall
butts of buildings. The angles of faces, the rigor
of the steep escarpements, the heady joy of the views
Cafés still have a certain ambiance that attracts,
perhaps pin points the possibility of intense artistic
arguments, ponderance, and eureka of artistic insights
found and lost at the bottom of wine glasses, or the
foam of coffee cups!
all the spices, all the cornocopia of stuffs,
and stuffings that accumulate in markets, such
as the market at Ceret; this area of Roussillon
is rich with sites to see, and sites to be left
secret, personal, intimate.
Its the mix of the
special, and the all encompassing that makes
this area appealling. So wake up early and head
off to the market at Ceret, and then just follow
the days whims and see what gates Roussillon
can open for you.
Looking for something
to tickle your fancy? -
The Easter Festival and Procession
The Cherry Festival in Ceret
Sardanes dance festival
Ceret has always something the Spice up your life!
Take a walk around Ceret
just take a wander and see where Ceret makes you go!
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