Did you know about that ? Just a few miles from the Spanish border, right under Mount Canigou there is a Catalan village who has been, for over a century, a haven for visitors from the UK. It boasts a Church of England chapel, and was a usual Spring and Summer resort for British tourists and thermalists, including such famous names as Lord Edward Grey, Lord Roberts, and Rudyard KIPLING (remember Mowgli ? The Jungle Book ?)
Another place of interest is the monument dedicated to the Entente Cordiale, a treaty of peace and cooperation between France and Great Britain -- apparently the only one in France, dating back to 1912.
In 2004, one century after Lord Grey, Denis MacShane, the British Foreign Office minister, attended a ceremony to celebrate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale.This village is known as Vernet-les-Bains (66820, Pyrénées-Orientales).
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