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Make a holiday rental property or villa in Ceret, France your home away from home

Ceret, the capital of the Vallespir region of southern France, has long been a favourite destination with visitors, many of whom have ended up buying property in Ceret and staying there all year round. The cobbled streets of the old town are kept shadowed from the summer sun by lines of trees, and the delightful open squares for which Ceret, France is known are lined with delightful cafes and ancient fountains, making this one of the prettiest places in the region, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is little wonder that those who take a self catering Ceret villa once usually return year after year!

Things to do on holiday in Ceret, France

The town is a delightful place to explore on foot. If you are staying in a self catering villa in Ceret, the huge Saturday market in Place Pablo-Picasso will certainly be of interest. The most celebrated attraction within the town is the Musee d'art Moderne Ceret, which is filled to breaking point with magnificent works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Dali among others. The reason this small town has such a huge artistic wealth is due to the fact that it has always been a favourite source of inspiration for many artists, with many renting Ceret villas for long periods of time.

The Cherry Festival is held either at the end of May or the beginning of June, depending on when the harvest ripens, and is a magnificent time to take a rental property in Ceret. The town takes on a carnival atmosphere, with the surprisingly delicious taste of cherry beer and competitions like stone spitting contests springing up in many of the squares! The main festival in Ceret is the fantastic Le Feria in July, on the closest weekend to Bastille Day, when the whole town is filled with market stalls serving the finest of local foods, and the air is filled with the sound of music and dancing. There is also a bull running event during Le Feria, where, unlike in Pamplona, young men and women try to catch the bull from behind, and hand on to its tail for as long as possible, usually resulting in some spectacular bruises!

Taking a Ceret villa is a magnificent way to explore the countryside which surrounds the town. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Ceret is surrounded by some of the most exciting scenery in southern France, with plunging cliffs, shear gorges, gushing rivers and soaring mountains, often capped with imposing castles, all set to a backdrop of the glistening Mediterranean Sea. This is an outdoor activity haven, and there are very few sports which Ceret is not set up perfectly to do. The swimming lake at St Jean-Pla-de-Cotrs is a genuine delight in which you can refresh yourself from the heat of the day.

Places to holiday in Ceret, France

The Mediterranean Coast is only 25 minutes by car from a Ceret villa, and this stretch is not only famous for its beaches, but also the ideal conditions for sailing and windsurfing.

In the other direction, the Pyrenean skiing and hiking resorts of Pyrenees 2000 and Les Angles and are just over and hour and a half away.

Weather in Ceret, France

The sun shines for over 300 days every year in Ceret, France, making this corner of the Mediterranean the hottest in France. Summer temperatures can soar into the high 30’s (°C) regularly during the summer, meaning a Ceret villa with a pool is priceless, and the shaded squares offer some respite from the heat. Winters are extraordinarily warm too, averaging around 15°C.

Flights to Ceret, France

Ryanair and Flybe provide cheap flights to Ceret, landing at Perpignan(PGF), just half an hour from a villa in Ceret and Gerona Airports (GRO), which can be reached in under an hour. You can either get a rental car from the airport of take one of the regular busses which service the town.

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                                                                                                      A Hidden Gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The hidden gem One week in Ceret is not long enough and yet it is ample to really get to savour and enjoy this pretty much unknown corner of SW France. The cottage is just out of the town centre in an easily accessible quiet area. Perfect for jaunts into town or nearby countryside – which we did both regularly or for quality time in the cottage and garden. Ceret is known for its world class modern art gallery, with an absurd abundance of Picasso pottery, and also for its excellent Saturday Market selling superb food and local oddities and trinkets. We enjoyed both. This attracts a small well heeled niche tourism sector who are well served with good restaurants and street cafes. Perfect to people watch or rest weary feet from wandering the many old streets and squares of old houses and shops in the town centre. It’s all photogenic and fun. Ceret is vibrant and active with visitors and locals. It has the atmosphere and grandeur of a larger town but in reality is really a village A medium sized Carrefour supermarket was adequate for most needs but actually the bread shop and small grocery shop (both 70m from the cottage – but in opposite directions) meant there was no shortage of supplies or fresh baguettes and croissant (cheap and yummy) and made breakfast a feast. Fresh sliced meats from the butchers next door to the baker made lunches easy Wander 80m from the cottage down to the petang/boule pitch – we rarely saw anybody there but played most days and then walk onto the disused railway bridge and look in awe past the modern bridge to the famous single span old stone bridge (Pont du Diable) with its imagination inspiring houses tucked on the hillside beside the river. We stopped and picked up a bottle of wine and some cheese to be consumed in the pretty and private garden. A perfect way to enjoy the end of the day. The Cottage has serious French charm and grace. It was perfect for our needs and wants. The living room with the kitchen was big enough for the needs of 4 adults and 2 children. The kitchen had a few supplies already there. We used some and left others we had bought but not used. We even cooked a BBQ outside one evening which worked great. I think a hire car is pretty much essential if you want to get out and explore the surrounding countryside (as we did) unless you really just want peace and serenity and desire to close the world out at the front gate and revel and relax in the cottage and garden. A great place to rea
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful Spacious Atmospheric Apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Me and my husband really enjoyed our stay in this beautifully super spacious renovated old charming house located very well in a quiet nice street in the old part of town. The amenities were all working with a good kitchen and even a washing machine, and it was very clean and well maintained. There is a lot of natural light, which we personally love. Ceret is a cute town with a very nice bustling market on Saturdays spread over the entire town, where we found all the nice specialities of the region. We also went for a nice walk in the hills just outside of town which we can recommend. Overall, the host Edmond was very attentive and helpful, giving us tips about the town and region. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend this apartment if you are planning to stay in the region. We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016