Le Perthus is one of those strange border towns that are fascinating for border enthuiasts. The border is well established stemming from the Treaty of the Pyrennes 1659. The French town and its Spanish counterpart are divided right down the middle, well actually to the right of the main street with the border being on on the pavement. To the right are all the main shops, situated in Spain and therefore benefiting from lower taxation on tobacco and alchohol and attracting lots of visitors. To the south of the town is the customs and passport control, situated entirely in Spain. More details, photos, maps and my report are available here.