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

Pyrenees Orientales is a department of France containing the cities of Perpignan and Collioure. The coast between Perpignan and Montpellier has developed in to the most modern beach holiday destination in Europe, with 70km of sandy sweeping beaches. Pyrenees Orientales is where the mountains meet the sea. Pyrenees Orientales holiday rentals are available for both summer and winter holidays.

Things to do in Pyrenees Orientales

When in this region, your Pyrenees Orientales holiday can be as exciting or relaxing as you like. The choice of holiday accommodation is huge, as properties cater for the summer and winter seasons, and self-catering or luxury rentals.

During the summer months, you can use a Pyrenees Orientales holiday villa as a base to enjoy beach life, or participate in a huge range of watersports, with exciting sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and swimming. There is also an annual summer carnival, celebrating the delicious oysters farmed in the area.

As soon as the sunbathers return home at the end of the summer, the holiday rentals are taken over by the snowsport enthusiasts. There are 10 ski resorts in Pyrenees Orientales, including Les Angels, Mosset and Formiqueres. There are facilities catering for all levels of ability for skiing and snowboarding.

Places to Holiday in Pyrenees Orientales

Alberes is a natural frontier between France and Spain, but also between the mountains and the sea, which produces some of the best scenery in the Pyrenees Olientales area.

Conflent is a charmingly quaint medieval mountain village, not far from Perpignan, which will undoubtedly intrigue you with its huge diversity in styles and architecture. The main train station, designed by Salvador Dali, and the monuments of Campo Santo, Palais des Rois de Majorque and the Castillet are remarkable, and remind visitors that Perpignan has been much coveted by both France and Spain over the centuries.

Weather in Pyrenees Orientales, France

The region is lucky enough to have a mainly Mediterranean climate, experiencing less than 90 days of rain a year mostly in the autumn. The long summers can reach 40°C, and the spring is relatively warm too. However, the winters are cold, with temperatures dipping below -10°C on occasion.

Travel to Pyrenees Orientales

Flights arrive daily into Carcassonne Airport, Perpignan Airport, Toulouse Airport, Girona Airport and Montpellier Airport, which are all in the area, and may operators provide cheap flights to the region.

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                                                                                                      Lovely apartment with a contemporary style and well equipped. Wonderful views and a short walk to the Town for your shopping. We stayed for 3 weeks and will be returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      The apartment was absolutely perfect with a stunningly good view of Collioure - highly recommended!

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                                                                                                      I had not realised that the balcony door was a double opening sliding door - it had an instant wow effect so I understood Eugene's recommendation to just sit and enjoy the view. We ate out every night in Collioure and Port Vendres but you could easily just stay in and enjoy the apartment- everything you need is in the kitchen to cook in. PV is closer and can be reached in 10 mins walking but Collioure has that special feel with the old streets and a greater choice of restaurants. Difficult to pick a best place to eat as we had excellent meals almost everywhere we went. Whilst the food was actually fine we did not feel particularly welcome in Chez Pujol and this was the only blot on an otherwise perfect holiday. Would recommend driving to Villefranche to get the Jaune Train and make sure you get the open carriage at least one way - spectacular! Also whilst there spend a bit of time in the village itself as it is very quaint and a good choice of places for lunch . We had some crepes in La Forge D'Auguste which were lovely but the sal du Bain was worth the visit in itself -- a definite lol moment. Also had a great time paddling around the bay on the kayak which was a great bonus A perfect apartment in a very beautiful area - I have no doubt we will return again. A big thanks to Angela and Eugene for use of their lovely space and all the helpful advice and directions!! Merci !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017