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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Maureillas-las-Illas, France your home away from home

The fantastic French-Catalan village of Maureillas-las-Illas in the Vallespir countryside of Languedoc-Roussillon is a fantastically traditional destination, both in appearance and lifestyle. Nestled among the Pyrenean foothills, 20km from the Mediterranean coast, Maureillas-las-Illas is a quiet, highly picturesque village, with wonderful, shaded squares offering views into the hills and along to the coast.

Things to do in Maureillas-las-Illas, France

The location of Maureillas-las-Illas is perfect for walking, riding and cycling holidays into the Pyrenees. There are a vast range of local trails, some of which date back centuries and the national GR10 hiking trail runs right past the village. There is certainly no shortage of walking, climbing and riding routes, with maps available from the local tourist information offices.

The beaches and resorts of the Mediterranean coast are just 20 minutes from Maureillas-las-Illas. Whatever your idea of the perfect beach, you are sure to be able to find the perfect spot very quickly. Everything from wide, tourist beaches to secluded cove beaches can be found along the Pyrenees Orientales coastline, and those wishing to sail, surf, windsurf, scuba dive or fish will be spoilt for choice. There are many excellent, English speaking water sports instructors along the coast, catering to every level of enthusiast from the interested beginner to the seasoned expert.

There are many attractions in the area, with tennis courts, golf courses, casinos and even thermal bath spas found within just a few minutes drive of a Maureillas-las-Illas property. Along with the rich artistic and historical heritage in the area, you will be spoilt for choice for entertainment during your stay.

Places to visit on holiday to Maureillas-las-Illas, France

The closest town to a holiday rental villa in Maureillas-las-Illas is Ceret, famous for both its cherries and its modern art museum. The town is a delight to explore, with many excellent little restaurants and cafés, many works by artists including Picasso and Matisse to investigate and many festivals, events and concerts to enjoy during the summer months. Saturday is an excellent day to visit Ceret from a Maureillas-las-Illas property, as the weekly market brings the whole town to life.

Weather in Maureillas-las-Illas, France

The Mediterranean climate of Maureillas-las-Illas lasts throughout the year. The summer is blissfully warm, with daily peak temperatures in the high 30’s during June, July and August, although the mountain breezes keep the air refreshingly cool. Water temperatures are such that people can still be seen swimming in the sea as late as November, and even during the coldest months, daily temperatures rarely dip below 10˚C.

Travel to Maureillas-las-Illas, France

Although small, the airport in Perpignan (PFG) is of huge use for those trying to reach a self catering Maureillas-las-Illas villa. Located just 20 minutes away and is connected to Stansted (STN), Southampton(SOU) and Birmingham (BHX) by Ryanair and Flybe services. Girona Airport (GRO) in Spain is just 45 minutes away too, and offers a greater range of flights from the UK. Taking a hire car when travelling to Maureillas-las-Illas is highly recommended.

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                                                                                                      Excellent property in a fantastic place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Five adult family members stayed at Villa Darby for a week in June. We had visited the town before on day trips and because we loved it decided to look for somewhere local to stay. Collioure did not disappoint and neither did Villa Darby. Whilst we were there the weather was extremely hot for the time of year (mid to high 30s). Villa Darby has an open air swimming pool which was very well used. In addition there were plenty of different areas of shade so everyone had their own space. Equally there was plenty of room for those who wished to soak up the sun! Whilst there we never ate inside, the outside table was large and could be shaded by the large umbrellas. The gas barbecue was easy to use, and was used a lot. By the pool there was an outdoor fridge in a bar area for those who didn't feel like walking down a few steps back to the villa. In addition there was a fully equipped table tennis table which kept players and spectators alike entertained in the cool of the evening. In fact the phrase 'well equipped' could be applied to the whole of Villa Darby. We have stayed in holiday accommodation ranging from flats to chateau and can safely say that none were so well equipped. We lacked nothing -except perhaps a tea pot- from towels to fans, and everything in between including books, DVDs and CDs Older members of our party found the hill from the shore to the property somewhat steep, but that had a lot to do with the heat. Anyway we found a free parking place at the bottom of the hill where we parked on couple of occasions to provide an easier climb for the oldies Suffice to say we enjoyed our stay at Villa Darby so much we are looking to return next year!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Superb!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great apartment! Great location! A very well appointed apartment. Practically on the beach. Your own swimming/snorkelling cove. Amazing views of the sunset over Collioure. Tranquility but with a little bit of bustle in Collioure when you want it. Loads to do in the area. I may regret an over zealous review - because I want to go back again...and again.....
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017