Torderes summer holidays

Explore Torderes in the height of summer


Helen Twigg

Helen Twigg
HomeAway travel expert


The commune of Torderes is situated in the department of the Pyrenees-Oritentales. Visitors to this southern commune can enjoy spectacular views first and foremost, before immersing themselves in the rich history and culture of southern France. Holidaymakers have the opportunity to explore bordering Spain too, of course, as well as enjoy the intertwining Spanish and French cultures reflected in its Catalan heritage. Holidaymakers can tour the vineyards and forests that circle Torderes, and will want to venture to the stunning beaches, some 16 miles from the commune, for an afternoon excursion in the Mediterranean Sea. The area is ideal for visitors seeking a tranquil getaway during the summer: unique in that it retains a peaceful and quiet ambience, it's also the perfect base for further adventure.

With HomeAway, you can recreate a home from home experience, as well as enjoy typical French features. Tailor your summer getaway to include an idyllic garden, replete with breakfast area to eat brunch, or alternatively search for a rental with a roof terrace, where you can watch the sun set over forests and vineyards. Retire to a Torderes gite after an afternoon hike, or an excursion into neighbouring Spain, and you'll be sure to unwind in the evenings. Here we've compiled a list of our top activities to enjoy in in Torderes, so why wait? Read on for some impressive French features which you can include in your itinerary.

 

Top five destinations for Torderes summer holidays


   

Wine tasting tours in Torderes Wine tasting tours in Torderes

Wine is an iconic feature in French culture, and is considered a central element in the national cuisine. It's likely most of you will be well acquainted with French produced wine, and what better way to experience its authentic taste and production than embarking on a vineyard tour? The wine tours surrounding Torderes offer a fantastic opportunity to indulge in the history of one of France’s famous exports, and also offer travellers spectacular views of the countryside in the summer. Exploring the vineyards, and the context behind them, can provide you with an insight into locally produced wine that's sure to beat the plonk on supermarket shelves!

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Excursion to Ille-sur-Tet Excursion to Ille-sur-Tet

From Torderes, you can visit the picturesque Ille-Sur-Tet, an old market town. Similar to Torderes, the town is surrounded by beautiful groves and is regarded as one of France’s finest peach growing communities. The peach fields have continued to inspire painters and photographers alike. Why not sample the local produce at one of the town’s markets? You can expect bustling trade in Ille Sur Tet’s stall-laden streets, where the weekly congregation offers a great opportunity to interact with locals from nearby towns and villages in the Pyrenees-Orientales region. The town is also home to the church of St Etienne, a majestic medieval structure.

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Horseriding and mountain biking in Torderes Horseriding and mountain biking in Torderes

The expansive countryside surrounding Torderes provides holidaymakers with the opportunity to explore the terrain in the saddle or burning rubber on a mountain bike. After your authentic French breakfast, plan your route for the afternoon. There are opportunities to trot and canter, as well as cycle, through the forests. Keen hikers may also wish to embark on a tour of the picturesque vineyards. The exceptional climate in this part of France during the summer provides holidaymakers with the perfect excuse to venture into the countryside, and unwind in HomeAway accommodation in time for the sunset.

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Excursion from Torderes to Fortifications of Vauban Excursion from Torderes to Fortifications of Vauban

From Torderes, you can also travel to the Fortifications of Vauban. Designed by Sebastian le Prestre de Vauban during the seventeenth century, they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. Included in Vauban’s designs were mountain and sea forts, as well as bastion towers and walls, and his work is regarded as an exemplar of military architecture. The Villefranche-de-Conflent, situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales, is a fantastic excursion from Torderes, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in this intriguing period of architectural design. Furthermore, travellers can learn about French and Spanish political relations throughout history.

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Excursion from Torderes to Arles Sur Tech Excursion from Torderes to Arles Sur Tech

For travellers seeking both visually stunning and historically significant buildings and monuments, Torderes is a brilliant base to explore the wider region. The surrounding communes are home to some of the region's most spectacular religious and cultural buildings, and provide fascinating insights into Catalan history. Another fantastic excursion can be made to Arles-sur-Tech. This commune is home to the remarkable Sainte-Marie-d’Arles, a majestic abbey that attracts thousands of visitors to the area each year. Arles-sur-Tech is also renowned for being a dynamic hub for golfing holidaymakers. The surrounding areas are home to some of France’s finest golf courses, and keen golfers can practice their swing and lower their handicap in the glorious Pyrenees-Orientales sunshine. Furthermore, the surrounding mountain ranges provide avid hikers with the opportunity to experience phenomenal heights and awe-inspiring views.

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