Anyone looking for a great place to stay in the Pyrenees-Orientales department of Southern France may like to try Vinca. Holidaymakers will find plenty of things to see and do here at any time of the year. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments, cottages and B&Bs.
Vinca is located close to many fantastic places that offer lots of activities all year round. For example in the winter months, visitors to the area can head to the ski slopes of Font Romeu just an hour from Vinca. On the other hand, in the warmer months of the year, tourists can head to the Mediterranean beaches with Canet Plage only 45 minute’s drive away. Numerous watersports are available in the area such as swimming, fishing and wind surfing. Golfers and tennis fans will find courses and courts nearby, while climbing, mountain biking, hiking, pony trekking and go karting are also popular activities in this area. In and around Vinca there are some good bars, restaurants and cafes serving local cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from local shops and markets.
Tourists can find some great places of interest near to Vinca such as Prades, where visitors can see a church with a very impressive bell tower dating back to the 12th century. The village of Castelnou is 40 minutes away and is overlooked by a castle and Mount Caginou. Just 15 kilometres away is the fortified village of Villefranche-de-Conflent. From here visitors can ride on a little yellow train taking passengers to Bolquere, which is notable for the highest railway station in France. A nice family day out can be enjoyed at the waterpark called Aqualand in St Cyprien. Spain is less than an hour’s drive away and many tourists like to visit the town of Figueres, where there is the Dali museum and many fashion shops.
This region in the South of France is mild throughout the year but is hottest in July and August when the temperatures reach an average high of 28 degrees centigrade. July is also the driest month with less than 25mm rainfall on average. As well as being the coldest months of the year at an average low of 5 degrees centigrade, December and January are also the wettest with around 90mm of rain per month on average.
The nearest airport to Vinca is Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF), which is approximately 40 minutes drive away. Flights arrive here from Brussels-South Charleroi (CRL), Dublin (DUB), Manchester (MAN) and Southampton (SOU) as well as Paris-Orly (ORY). Six car hire firms are located at the airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Taxis are available outside the terminal building.