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Make a holiday rental gite or villa in Montesquieu des Alberes, France your home away from home

Montesquieu des Alberes is a wonderfully traditional Catalan style village in the foothills of the Alberes in Languedoc-Rousillon, southern France. Ideally situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean coast, just 15 minutes from the Spanish border, a holiday rental villa in Montesquieu des Alberes is fantastic for activity holidays in the mountains, lazy holidays in the sun and cultural breaks exploring the best of Catalan lifestyles.

Things to do in Montesquieu des Alberes, France

The walking and hiking in the Pyrenees is spectacular. Some of the most celebrated routes through the mountains come to right through the village, making a Montesquieu des Alberes villa a walkers dream. There are a great range of trails, allowing the most accomplished mountaineers to find a challenge as well as those who simply enjoy a scenic stroll to have a great afternoon walk. The Sentier’s Botanical trail is an absolute treat, designed to be accessible by even the most novice walker showing you the native Mediterranean flowers that adorn the surrounding slopes. There are also a great range of mountain biking trails and cycle routes throughout the region for the more energetic visitors to Montesquieu accommodation. Riding stables also thrive in the area, and there are few more relaxing ways to explore the surrounding Pyrenees landscapes than from the saddle.

During the summer months, the allure of the Mediterranean beaches is almost irresistible, and luckily for those staying in a Montesquieu des Alberes villa, the beaches are just 15 minutes away by car. The famous resorts of Argeles and Collioure are both within 20 minutes, from which you can spend long, lazy days with the sand between your toes, as well as enjoying a vast range of water sports. Facilities for scuba diving, sailing, fishing, wind surfing and water skiing are all readily available to those wishing to spend a little energy during their day on the beach.

There are also plenty of opportunities for a game of tennis, a thermal spa or a day caving in Argeles from an apartment or villa in Montesquieu des Alberes. The cuisine of Languedoc-Rousillon is particularly worth investigating during your holiday. More wine is produced in this region than any other, and there are ample opportunities to sample the amazing range of tastes and textures produced. There are many excellent restaurants to try in the area too, especially the seafood restaurants along the coast.

Places to visit on holiday to Montesquieu des Alberes, France

Collioure is one of the most famous coastal resorts along the coastline, and the bustling markets, huge range of water sports and huge range of art galleries and museums are massive attractions to lovers of art and culture.

Weather in Montesquieu des Alberes, France

The mild winters of Montesquieu des Alberes make it a wonderful place to retreat to in the winter. However, it is during the summer months that a holiday rental in Montesquieu des Alberes comes into its own. Temperatures usually reach well into the mid 20’s (?C) during June, July and August, which is easily warm enough for a full day of lazing on the beach, yet not too hot for a foray into the peaks of the Pyrenees.

Travel to Montesquieu des Alberes, France

Perpignan Airport (PGF) is just 35km from a holiday rental in Montesquieu des Alberes. Luckily for those of us travelling to Montesquieu des Alberes, Perpignan receives 8 flights from the UK each week, including Ryanair flights from Birmingham (BHX) and Stansted (STN) and Flybe flights from Southampton(SOU). Due to the rural nature of the region, a hire car is strongly advised.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (6 reviews)
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    • 5 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    Villa #8063188
    6
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (15 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      House #74205
      15
      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (7 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #1472646a
        7
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (20 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #1036527a
          20
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #1453325a
            4
            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
              • 5 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 9
              Multiple rentals Villa #8004075
              2
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                Villa #6506349
                1
                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilets
                  • Sleeps 10
                  Villa #8095876
                  1
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #1417821a
                    1
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Studio #1432932a
                      1
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        Villa #1143848a
                        1
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Villa #1398681a
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 6 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 12
                            Villa #1778279
                            6
                            Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 6 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 12
                              Villa #1434555a
                              2
                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 14
                                Cottage #6994229
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 14
                                  House #978344a
                                  5
                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #670946a
                                    2
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 12
                                      House #6079917
                                      10
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1950558
                                        2
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Villa #1431152a
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #1403881a
                                            1
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                                              • 13 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 20
                                              Mas #1514376a
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #1571243a
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Guest House #1528574a
                                                  Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #2510404
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                      House #1524221a
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        House #1524087a
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                          Villa #6075091
                                                          8
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Multiple rentals House #656587a
                                                              • 6 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                              Multiple rentals Mas #656587a
                                                              2
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Villa #1449827a
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Villa #1505543a
                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Villa #1493302a
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 140 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #648408a
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (28 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Lodge #996005a
                                                                        28
                                                                        Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (29 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #1016370a
                                                                          29
                                                                          Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #599755a
                                                                            18
                                                                            Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1379289a
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #1774609
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #1434054a
                                                                                  24
                                                                                  Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Villa #1417762a
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6362151
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #6511550
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Studio #1442105a
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Villa #63396
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 153 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (21 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Villa #12538
                                                                                              21
                                                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (14 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #1093119
                                                                                                14
                                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Apartment #1369477a
                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #6124002
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (16 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #1365541a
                                                                                                      16
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Montesquieu des Albères: a place to return to

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A beautiful, relaxing and delightful week ( not long enough!) for our two generation adult families. The villa is easy to find and has a comfortable and welcoming appearance both outside and inside. There is lots of greenery and splendid large swimming pool situated on a lower level. There are two neighbouring dwellings but they have no impact on ' villa life.' There is a large modern kitchen diner with high table, Excellent not only for breakfast but the other meals too. Of course, one can also eat inside at a dining table or outside too! Toilet facilities, showers, bath etc. are very good. Staying at the viila all day or getting out sightseeing, seaside, nature etc. are all highly enjoyable. All in all, the villa, its facilities and the region make an excellent location for a holiday or sojourn in this delightful Mediterranean corner between France and Spain. We're looking forward to our three generation holiday there next year!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      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