Cantallops: Wine and an absence of wolves

by  |  27-07-2011

This is an article from our archives that was previously run on another site in December, 2008. Meandering a bit north of the Catalan town of Figueres you get close and closer to La Jonquera at the French border. Just before hitting it, you veer sharply to the right and go further up in to the foothills of the Pyrenees to get to the village of Cantallops. The name for English speakers might sound like, “cantaloupes”, but it’s anything but. If you take it at face value, in Catalan it means, “singing at wolves”. But it appears if you dig a bit deeper that the name has an old Latin root to it that means something more along the line of “wolves’ rock” which makes much more sense given that the town is built on a massive rock outcropping and they had a big problem with wolves up until the […]
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