Bear shot and killed in the Pyrenees : “This drama was written”

A provocation to the ultimate ? An act of revenge ? A gesture of despair ? The discovery Tuesday of a bear shot and killed near the resort of Guzet-Neige, in the Ariege, has caused bewilderment, consternation, but not a total surprise in a region where farmers are facing the attacks of herds and have […]

Evil in the Pyrenees – Culture / Next

The valley, Bernard Minier’s latest novel, comes out in bookstores this week. After a getaway to Hong Kong two years ago with M, the edge of the abyss, a futuristic thriller featuring a young computer scientist, a Chinese digital giant and a malicious AI, the author reconnects with his native Pyrenees and his familiar heroes: […]

Manchette, Buchert, Baratte, Minier, Napoléon … the Libé Books selection

Five recommendations from the Books service and the favorites of booksellers on the Onlalu site to deconfinate. Letters from bad weather, Correspondence 1977-1995, by Jean-Patrick Manchette. Preface by Richard Morgiève, La Table Ronde, 528 pp, 25 €. (To be released May 28). An unpublished side of the work of Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) appears which brings […]

Hotels in Spain: what could a vacation look like despite Corona?

Dhe 290 beds have been made. The water is in the pools, the staff on standby. The only thing missing at the “Hotel Bonsol” in Mallorca is the guests. Hardly had the season started in February after hibernation than Corona had already ended it in mid-March. But the general manager Martin Xamena sees the few […]

Virtual tours (34) The Alps and the Pyrenees, (almost) as if you were hiking there!

Landscape of the Southern Alps (PB) As I already wrote here, after the announcement of the government’s plan for the deconfinement of the French, everyone understood, as summed up René-Marc Chikli, president of SETO (the union of tour operators) in a interview with Tourmag, “May is ruined, June is compromised and July is uncertain” for […]

Where’s Sam? – Culture / Next

We chose this book for its blue and white cover, made of light and ice. We were not mistaken. It’s a story from the north, close to the Arctic Circle, in a village where the snow-laden spruces look like curious characters. There are chicken-stealing coyotes, and bears are dangerously close to homes after dark. By […]

Spain’s fabulous beech forests in Navarre

Txiri-Miri, ”says Leire, the young forester, and gently holds her face in the fine rain. The onomatopoeic Basque word describes exactly that: drizzle. “Some people only come here because of this,” she says, “especially tourists from southern Spain who don’t know the real autumn or rain.” Tourists from Germany, on the other hand, are rarely […]

The ‘madman of the Pyrenees’ turns 60

The great triumph. Pedro Delgado, with the yellow jersey of the 1988 Tour. ‘Perico’ Delgado revolutionized Spanish cycling in the eighties, won the Tour’88 and became an idol that rejuvenates with the reissue of his best stages now J. GÓMEZ PEÑA Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 00:41 The Segovian, in a reunion of cycling figures with […]

Tour de France 2020: strange schedule – tour becomes a farce

Es has something of childlike defiance. While all large and small sporting events have been canceled until at least mid-July due to the corona pandemic, one organizer is mimicking the stubborn head: the Tour de France. The bike tour is scheduled to start in Nice on June 27 and will then roll over 3470 kilometers […]

France: Ski and Spa is the motto of the Pyrenees

First driving through deep snow, then refueling in the thermal baths – that is a tradition in the Pyrenees, which are up to 3000 meters high. The 430 km long mountain range is less developed, more wild and pristine than the Alps. The winter sports resorts in the French border mountains with Spain offer ski […]