: Port Vendres (Afrique du nord)
: St Cyprian, Argeles,
: Ille sur Tet (Golf de Marcevol)
: Ansignan (Le Huche ), St Martin
Le Vivier is a small wine growing village dominated by the ruins of the castle and with many signs of its medieval origins. Not far from the village of Rennes le chateau famed for its connection to Dan Browns Da Vinci code it is surrounded by magnificent countryside with cathar castles and Romanesque buildings to visit and every kind of outdoor activity catered for nearby. The city of Perpignan is less than an hour away and the famous port of Collioure (where most of the impressionist painter came to paint) a little further down the coast.
St Paul de Fenouillet is 15Ks away with supermarket and all the shops you need although you should make one visit to Auchan the grand supermarket outside Perpignan.
This is a mountainous and wild and rugged countryside and you can just wander the many country paths and enjoy the smells of wild herbs and the magnificent birds and butterflies.
If you like peace and quiet and want to escape your cold climate, come in the spring or the autumn.
Other Activities: Whitewater rafting, canoeing, potholing, mountaineering