Holidaymakers looking for a great place to stay in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France may like to try Olette. This is a lovely place to spend a vacation offering holidaymakers plenty of things to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and cottages.
Holidaymakers staying in Olette can enjoy the best of both the winter and summer seasons. In winter there are ski resorts within 45 minutes drive of Olette. Meanwhile the beaches of the Mediterranean are also about 45 minutes away offering great locations for sunbathing. Various watersports can be enjoyed in the region such as swimming, snorkelling, rafting, sailing and fishing. There are golf courses nearby including a nine-hole course in Font Romeu. This is a very scenic area that is best explored by hiking and cycling, while horse riding, climbing and mountain biking are also popular activities here. There are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes in the area offering delicious French cuisine. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from stores and markets in and around Olette.
Holidaymakers staying in Olette will find some very interesting places to visit nearby. A great way to see the sights is by taking the little yellow train from Villefranche-de-Conflent, which is less than 10 kilometres away. The train takes passengers to Bolquere, which is the highest railway station in France. Mosset is approximately 15 kilometres from Olette and has a 12th century castle, the Church of St Julien, a 13th century chapel and the Mascarda Tower. Perpignan is only an hour away and has a cathedral and the Palace of the Kings of Majorca amongst its main attractions. The wonderful Spanish city of Barcelona is approximately two and a half hours drive south and is a great day trip for tourists with many wonderful buildings, gardens, museums and galleries to be seen.
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 Olette is Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF), which is approximately a one hour 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.