is a place where nothing has really changed much since the day I first
went there nearly 40 years ago. It has a natural beauty that so far
no one has altered. Yes, there are new houses, and new developments,
but they never seem to affect the basic skyline and certainly nothing
changes on the sea front.
So, what is it that makes Barcelona's well-off families come here
every year? What is it that makes English people , particularly,
speak with such affection and return year after year? I think it
can just be summed up by one word - charm.
The weather is invariably good. Warm and sunny as you might expect,
but there's always a breeze in the daytime and a relaxing warmth
to sit outside in the evening having dinner in a variety of restaurants.
The Catalan food is a mixture of products from the sea and the mountains,
the Pyreenes, which are only 40 miles away as the crow flies.
Llafranc is a safe place for all the
family, especially the younger ones . There's a safe sandy beach
and a minimum of traffic, both on the promenade and in the port
Llafranc has sporting facilities for
every one. It has a tennis club with 24 courts. It has three diving
schools which operate most of the year. Within ten miles it has
three golf courses, two of which are championship level and finally
there's the beautiful Mediterranean sea !