Saint Laurent de Cerdans is a wonderful mountain village in the hills of the Pyrenees-Orientales department of France, just minutes from the boarder with Spain. This is a truly magnificent mountain town, with all the facilities you will need to enjoy a wonderfully comfortable break, and with scenery like that of St Laurent de Cerdans, no camera could ever do it justice.
Catalan culture is the driving force to the way of life you will experience from a self catering St Laurent de Cerdans villa or apartment. There are a huge number of festivals and fetes throughout the year, celebrated with music and dancing, especially the famous Catalan dance of Freedom or La Sardane. Catalan crafts, fabrics and espadrilles can all be seen on a daily basis, especially during the unique Bear Fete or Feast of the Bears which occurs every year in February.
St Laurent de Cerdans properties are in high demand for horse riding holidays, walking holidays and especially mountain biking holidays, as the mountain biking terrain is absolutely phenomenal. There are three riding stables in St Laurent de Cerdans offering hirelings and guided tours through the mountains, and both the St Laurent de Cerdans tourist information centre and the Peu Alegre Walking Club have maps of the almost endless trails through the mountains as well as organising twice weekly walks open to members and guests alike. The walking, riding and mountain biking credentials of St Laurent de Cerdans are second to none, and if you have come to a self catering St Laurent de Cerdans cottage in order to get out into the mountains, you cannot fail to be impressed.
Locally, St Laurent de Cerdans is known for its magnificent 18 hole golf course. The Falgos Golf and Spa Resort has a stunning golf course at your disposal, with 18 taxing holes in dramatic scenery, and how better to relax after a tough round than in their on site spa facilities?
Within an hour and a half of leaving your St Laurent de Cerdans accommodation you can be exploring the wonders of Barcelona. As the best loved European city for travellers, Barcelona has an enormous wealth of attractions, from the 4km of sandy city beaches to the extended shopping districts, and from the world-famous nightlife to the extensive exhibitions, and is certainly worth visiting whether for your first or fiftieth time.
Averaging over 310 days of sunshine every year, St Laurent de Cerdans is one of the sunniest places in the whole of France. Average monthly temperatures remain above 20˚C from early May right through until late October, with daily temperatures in the high 30’s (˚C) common throughout July and August.
You can reach a self catering St Laurent de Cerdans holiday rental from either France or Spain. The closet international airport is Perpignan (PGF), which is located just an hour by car from the centre of the town. Ryanair, Flybe and BMIbaby all provide cheap flights to Perpignan from Stansted (STN), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN) respectively.