Festival of Donkeys Arles-sur-Tech

The unusual Fete des Mulets is held at Arles-sur-Tech in late June. This is a celebration for mules and donkeys. They are paraded through town and then blessed. Mules are a rare sight these days but donkeys seem to be making a comeback, as much as pets as beasts of burden. Anyone who loves these inquisitive, gentle creatures will enjoy this partciular fete. Arles-sur-Tech is beyond Céret and its famous museum of modern art when travelling from Perpignan so you could combine the tow for a great day out.

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