Sitting snugly at the foot of the Pyrenees and an hour away from the commune of Perpignan is the wonderfully quaint French village of Montferrer. A Montferrer holiday is an ideal option for those who wish to have a peaceful holiday with magnificent views and a handful of activities on their doorstep. A Montferrer holiday rental house is the perfect base for those who wish to explore the Great Outdoors or simply relax in comfortable surroundings, taking in the breathtaking views of the countryside and the Pyrenees. A Montferrer holiday will leave you with some wonderful memories as well as feeling completely stress-free.
The main attraction of a Montferrer holiday for visitors is the chance to indulge in some energetic outdoor activities. Visitors can indulge in numerous activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, fishing, cycling, horse riding and walking. With the Pyrenees on the doorstep, visitors will also find activities such as spelunking, hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking within the immediate vicinity of the village. A Montferrer holiday is also an ideal option for those who love photography or painting as the area offers some spectacular scenery, including the village's picturesque Romanesque church.
If you can prise yourself away from your peaceful Montferrer holiday rental house, then it is worth taking the hour's journey to the city of Perpignan. The city has a myriad of attractions including some very beautiful and ancient buildings. For those who want to soak up some history and culture, the Palace of The Kings of Majorca that sits atop a hill overlooking Perpignan is worth a visit. The combined palace and fortress dates back to the 13th century and has some wonderful gardens surrounding it. If you visit the Palace of The Kings of Majorca on the last weekend in August, you will be able to attend the free three day guitar festival. This festival celebrates different music including the guitar such as jazz and pop music. The event is attended by local musicians as well as some international guitar artists.
If you are considering having a Montferrer holiday rental house then you will be glad to hear that you can expect to have long, hot summers and relatively mild, short winters. The hottest time of the year is usually July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 35°C. During the winter months the average daytime temperature is a mild 10°C. The average annual rainfall for the year is a very low 25 inches.
Travellers on a Montferrer holiday can choose to land at Perpignan Airport (PGF) which is about an hour away from the village. It is also possible to land at Gerona Airport (GRO) which lies about an hour and a half over the border into Spain. Airlines offering cheap, regular flights to the area include Ryanair, Thomson Airways, BMIbaby and Flybe. Passengers can leave from various UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA), Edinburgh (EDI) and Newcastle(NCL).