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PYRENEES ORIENTALES (EASTERN PYRENEES)
IN THE LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON - FRANCE
HOLIDAY HOUSES - SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION

Holiday houses and self catering accommodation located in one of the most beautiful parts of France, i.e. in the Pyrénées Orientales in the Languedoc Roussillon region. This most southerly region, blessed with 300days of sunshine per year, is located next to the Spanish border and is also known as French Catalonia.

If you are looking for variety in a holiday then this region 'La Côte Vermeille' will not disappoint. From the foothills of the Pyrénées down to the Mediterranean, there is something for everyone. It is a stunningly beautiful area with a huge diversity of landscapes, many fascinating towns, mountains, ancient cities, white sandy beaches and modern resorts.

Holiday houses are readily available within easy reach of the sea and offer the chance for swimming, watersports, biking, tennis, golf and fishing, etc…

 Le Racou
 Villa Laroque
 Villa St Genis

Things to do in the Pyrénées Orientales

The coast has long, wide, flat sandy beaches with a wide range of water sports, international golf course at St Cyprien, beautiful walking country in the foothills of the Pyrénées Orientales. The beaches give way to rocky bays and old port towns as Collioure (the inspiration for many artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall…), Port Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer (famous for the production of the aperitif wine of the same name, Banyuls),…

There is a wealth of natural and historical sites to visit. For a day of spectacular scenery take 'Le Petit Train Jaune' or drive through the Têt Valley into the Pyrenees, exploring Prades with its Church of St Pierre and Villefranche de Conflent. Three kilometers from Prades is the lovely Abbey of St-Michel-de-Cuixa, with its crenellated tower and beautiful cloisters. Perpignan, is the second Catalan city after Barcelona, and is well worth exploring on foot, the Old Town has the Palace of the Kings of Majorca and the Cathédrale Saint Jean both dating from the 13th century. Céret is a beautiful market town with a modern art museum exhibiting paintings and works by Matisse, Chagall and Dali.

 Port Vendres
 Cérêt
 Figueres Dali museum

For duty-free shopping, Andorra is an easy day excursion.

For those who wish to visit Spain, the nearby Costa Brava, Figueres (hosting the Salvador Dali Museum), Rosas, La Escala, Cadaques and Port Lligat (where Dali spent much of his life, the vibrant city of Barcelona,… ) all within easy reach from the French/Spanish border.

Beaches and the coast

Argeles-sur-Mer (7km beach), Le Racou (quieter resort), Collioure, St. Cyprien-Plage (6km),… These beaches are favourites for families, providing safe bathing zones., they fly the European Blue Flag, the European award for clean bathing water. A wide range of water sports are available such as diving and snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet ski… Aqualand located at St Cyprien is a large water park offering fun to the family all day with a range of water slides and tunnels. There are boat trips and fishing expeditions from the marina Port d' Argeles along the coast and into Spain, or you can hire a powerboat or yacht from Port D'Argeles and St Cyprien.

 Sunrise
 Fishing Argeles
 Fishing

Skiing

If you're looking for the ideal skiing holiday you are bound to find the right place in the Pyrénées Orientales. During the winter, you can ski in the morning and bask in sunshine on beautiful beaches in the afternoon.
There is a wide range of slopes and facilities for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and more! Visit the different ski resorts in the Pyrénées Orientales : Font-Romeu, Les Angles, Cambre d'Aze, Puyvalador-Rieutort, …
For more information visit www.lespyrenees.net

 Les Angles
 Le Canigou
 Le Canigou

Weather in the Pyrénées Orientales

A warm sunny Mediterranean climate, with an excess of 300days of sunshine a year, with long summers and a relatively warm spring. making it ideal for holidays throughout the year.

Ease of access

Daily low-cost flights from Ryanair at easily accessible airports Rivesaltes-Perpignan, Barcelona-Girona ; Carcassonne ; Montpellier

Cheap flights to Perpignan from the UK
Trains via SNCF
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