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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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                                                                                                      Excellent property in a fantastic place

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                                                                                                      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!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Superb!

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                                                                                                      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