Spoilt for choice: Pyrenees-Orientales

By • Jul 10th, 2008 • Category: Opinion

Pyrenees-Orientales is located on the Mediterranean coast adjacent to the Spanish border and the Pyrenees. Its influences are many – Moors, Spanish and the French!

There are miles of sandy beaches stretching from the Languedoc-Roussillon towards the Camargue. Every water-sport conceivable! An abundance of marinas for the sailing fraternity, wind surfing, angling, and inevitable pedalos. Down near the Spanish border: Collioure, Port Vendres and many other fishing villages are located in rocky coves with fine restaurants, shops and cafes.

Venture inland and you have the delights of the Pyrenees – in the winter the ski slopes around Font Romeu are very active and in the summer the walks and views are unbelievable – the ski lifts are still working to take you to the mountain peaks.

Perpignan is the thriving heart of the Pyrenees-Orientales. A gentle multi-cultural society living in harmony. The city is a delight to walk-through with ancient relics and modern shops. Restaurants hidded in the narrow streets offer a wide variety of cuisines.

There is plenty to do and see – we have not mentioned the vineyards or the delightful villages in the foothills of the Pyrenees. If you enjoy extreme sports – you are in the right location. Want some history? This is the land of Kate Mosse’s Cathars so there are fortresses and even older caves to explore.

When are you going? For a selection of vacation rentals in Languedoc-Roussillon << click here

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