THE Charles Rennie Mackintosh Trail has opened in the Pyrenees. The famous Scottish architect-turned-artist moved to Port Vendres on the Meditteranean coast in 1923.
Thirty reproductions of his landscape paintings of the area are located along the trail, which starts at Roussillon. The £200,000 Pyrenees trail follows Mackintosh’s footsteps from the Mediterranean coast to the mountains of the Cerdagne.
Mackintosh became a full-time artist after a successful career as an architect. One of his most famous buildings is the Glasgow School of Art, designed in 1896 when Mackintosh was just a junior draughtsman. A century on, Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art remains a functional working building and is increasingly seen as an important Grade-A-listed architectural monument.