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Bompas is a French village of the area Languedoc Roussillon, in the Pyrénées-Orientales department, at five kilometers beside Perpignan and ten kilometers of the Mediterranean, in the Salanque plain.
town hall, the church, the post office, the "Mas Pams"(
an old masonry which was restored in restaurant for the elderly
,schools pupils dining room, exposures, football ground and
Rugby ground, athletics stadium) or the village hall are located
in the old village. Around this old village, are built residential
districts made up mainly of individual villas. There are near
7000 people in Bompas. This "Catalan"
small market town has an economic activity based primarily on the
agriculture, the horticulture, the vine growing (Muscat of Rivesaltes,
and other sweet wines natural), the market gardening and the craft
industry. An artisanal area is being built on the left bank of the
"Têt" (river that throw in the Mediterranean),
this is "Le Carrefour Économique de la Salanque"(The
Economic Crossroads of the Salanque plain).
the Pyrénées Orientales department, Bompas
is synonymous with the Snail (Cargol in Catalan language),
that was selected like village mascot. A good gourmet must know and
especially taste the Catalane Cargolade, snails called in french
langage "Petit Gris" (Small Gray) whose are blocked with
"Mastic" (Pig Fat, Garlic, Salt and Pepper) roasted on
a vine shoots fire.
As in the
whole Pyrénées Orientales department and in a Spain
(Cataluña), the Catalan language is amply spoken, especially by the old people. who speaks the Catalan language more easily than the French language.
to be a dynamic village, there are many Bompas associations (52
in January 2000), gathered within the "COB" (Sporting Committee of Bompas). The "Kung Fu bompas" association is a part of the "COB". There are also festivals and ceremonies, during the year:
Inauguration of the
Bompas people are informed
of the economic human and associative activities, through a free newspaper
distributed to the Bompas population by the town hall Administrators: It
is called the "Échos de Bompas" (Bompas Echo).
The town hall is making for publication of the "Échos de
The Bompas Associations or Bompas Clubs can use this "Échos de Bompas" to diffuse freely their informations or their results.
Kung Fu bompas, in complement of the Web pages, more international, appears regularly on this local newspaper.
assumptions are possible as for
1153, at the place of the current Bompas village, existed
only a simple river ford, on the road from Perpignan
to Narbonne, obligatory but very dangerous passage. Many
brigands benefited from this place to attack, fly and sometimes
kill the travellers who used this road. This passage was
called "MAL PAS" or "MALPÀS"
(Bad French Passage).
Around 1153, at the place of the current Bompas village, existed only a simple river ford, on the road from Perpignan to Narbonne, easily flooded, and thus relatively dangerous to cross. This passage was called "MAL PAS" or "MALPÀS" (Bad French Passage).
1260, this ford having been protected, by the construction
of a bridge, it was named "BONPAS" or "BONPÀS"
(Good Passage in French).
We let you choose between these two explanations, but we can guarantee to you that nowadays your life will not be threatened neither by the floods, nor by the armed robbery.
The Kung Fu bompas, in the name of all Bompas people, invites
you to discover
its village, by ensuring you of a cordial and sincere reception.
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