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Make a holiday rental house or villa in Alberes, France your home away from home

The Alberes, or Les Albères, of France’s Pyrenees Orientales region, are the foothills of the Pyrenees, forming a natural frontier between Spain and France. It is a wild region where walking and relaxing are key, set just a few miles from some of the most exclusive and exciting Mediterranean beach resorts in France. They have had huge historical significance over the centuries, guarding the routes between the Pyrenees Mountains, and as a result have a long and troubled past. Today however, the Alberes offer the charm of mountainous villages and beautiful scenery of blue, purple and green. Alberes is a region of huge landscape diversity, from the forested mountains to the sea, and from lush flat pastures to rocky cliffs. There are so many secrets and hidden treasures in Alberes that a holiday villa rental in Alberes is the only way to get enough time, flexibility and independence needed to explore the region properly.

Places to holiday in Alberes, France

Laroque des Alberes is 9km from the beach, in the lower slopes of the Alberes. A Catalan village, Laroque des Alberes offers a warm welcome yet the fortifications in the village centre tell of a turbulent past. The slopes behind the village are covered in thick forests, and are a constant supply of interest to nature lovers, walkers and artists. Sorede is very popular with British holiday makers. Set just back from the Mediterranean coast, an Alberes holiday rental in Sorede offers spectacular views of the coast, and access to the best of the coast and the best of the mountains.

Le Boulou is a health resort at the foot of the Alberes. Located 18km from the coast, and the sandy beaches of Collioure, Le Boulou is a perfect place to start mountain walks. You can have a quick stroll through the forests to treks lasting a number of days through the mountains.

Things to do in Alberes, France

Alberes is ideally situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a few minutes from the stunning beaches of the Mediterranean and with vast areas of unspoilt countryside, lending itself to horse riding, cycling and walking. The area is adorned with monuments of significant of the movement and people of Alberes. The Abbey of Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines and the Priory of Santa Maria del Vilar are two beautiful examples of mountain architecture nestled between groves of almond, olive cork and beech.

Alberes is a region where fiestas are fiercely celebrated. The European Festival of Theatre in Saint Andre and the centre of Renaissance Art have caused Saint Andre to become a popular tourist retreat. The Chestnut Fair, Glass Festival and Lyric Festival which occur throughout the region are all attraction worth investigating if you decide to rent a villa in Alberes.

Weather in Alberes, France

The average annual temperature of Alberes is 16°C, and the temperature patterns are Mediterranean, with long summers reaching upwards of 25°C, and mild winters perfect for trekking and hunting in the hills.

Travel to Alberes, France

Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport (PGF) is the closest to any off the self catering accommodation in Alberes.LondonStansted (STN), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX) all send direct flights to Alberes, with cheap services provided by Flybe, Ryanair and BMIbaby depending on departure location.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A quiet and perfect place, yet close to many sites

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa 'Chez Nous' really did feel like chez nous, it proved to be a fantastic place for our family to get together. It is everything the website says and more. Julie and Andy were so helpful, both before and during our visit. The village has excellent facilities for immediate needs and is close to fantastic villages, towns, coastline and countryside as well as bigger shopping facilities. Daily walks through the vineyards and fields and friendly neighbours in the cul-de-sac all added to the experience. We were sad to leave and will definitely return to explore the area more and enjoy the peace of the village and its surroundings. Thank you Julie and Andy for making our holiday so enjoyable.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A real home from home feel

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were lucky enough to spend 5 glorious weeks in the summer in this wonderful region of France, the property we stayed in which was Cottages des Alberes was a real home from home with a beautiful pool and garden area along with of course the fantastic legendary South of France weather. We picked this particular property partly because of it's proximity to the village centre with it's restaurants, a great bar popular with the very friendly locals, and the village shop / bakery which provides just about everything that you'd need, and all of this a pleasant 10 minute walk from the cottage. All in all we can thoroughly recommend Cottage des Alberes for great family holidays.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Compact, clean, and stylish

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks at Le Mimosa. Caroline and David were friendly, welcoming, and helpful hosts. The village was lovely and we did most of our daily food shopping using the excellent local butcher and baker stopping for a drink at the bar on our way back. Our favourite beach was at Paulilles and we mostly alternated between that and walking in the mountains with some day trips into beautiful Catalonia. Our one wet day was a good opportunity to visit the modern art gallery at Ceret. We returned home relaxed and refreshed after a memorable holiday. Thank you Caroline and David.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016