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

Deep in the countryside of Pyrenees-Orientales, Thuir is magically positioned between the warm, azure waters of the Mediterranean Coast and the soaring peaks of the Pyrenees. This is undeniably a part of French Catalonia, where the influences of the Catalan culture can be seen in every aspect of life. Thuir is wonderfully traditional, with beautiful Catalan architecture creating the backbone of the town. Although Thuir is small, its streets hide a number of treasures, including an excellent weekly market, and there is always a huge amount of activity going on. Throughout the year, a string of festivals and events bring the Catalan culture even more clearly to life, as traditional dancing, music and feasts spill out into the squares and streets of the town.

Things to do on holiday in Thuir, France

There is plenty to see within the town from a self catering Thuir property rental. The old ramparts which once protected the town are still clearly visible, and offer a fantastic route around the town for those exploring on foot. The Museum Nature et Chasse is a real treasure for those with an interest in local nature, and for those more interested in the human side of French Catalonia, there is also a magnificent Traditions Museum in Thuir too. Around the town, the Pyrenees foothills are adorned with lines of vineyards producing delicious, fruity wines. There are some excellent tours and wine tasting holidays to be had, or you can simply sit on the balcony of your Thuir villa, looking out over the landscape and sipping a glass of the local vintage, letting any stress simply drift away.

If you venture a little further from your self catering Thuir accommodation, the stunning landscapes of the Pyrenees a really attractive for anyone with a love of the great outdoors. The foothills which surround Thuir and the imposing, dramatic mountains beyond are a haven for walkers, mountain bikers and climbers, not to mention the superb horse riding trails which carve through the mountains, taking you to some of the finest viewpoints in the area, overlooking France, Spain and the Mediterranean. There are a huge number of places from which to take to the skies with a para-glider, as well as some gushing rivers perfect for white water rafting if you are looking for an adrenaline rush during your stay in Thuir accommodation. Caving is a hugely popular local activity, as the hills surrounding Thuir are a maze of caves and tunnels.

Thuir is also surrounded by a range of dramatic Cathar castles, which stand atop some of the most dramatic peaks in the area, providing visitors with an unprecedented look into the turbulent and violent history of the area. There are many wonderful opportunities to explore them, especially if you combine the experience with a mountain trail. Information on the castles and possible routes on reaching them are available from the Thuir tourist information offices.

Places to visit on holiday in Thuir, France

A holiday rental property in Thuir is ideal for visiting the beaches of the Mediterranean in the summer months and the ski resorts of the Pyrenees during the winter. The seaside resorts of Argeles-sur-Mer is an excellent place to go during the heat of the day, with many miles of golden beaches, as well as enough water sports facilities to keep any family happy for their whole holiday!

Weather in Thuir, France

This is one of the sunniest regions in the whole of France, with 330 days of sun on average every year. During the summer months, the proximity of an apartment in Thuir to the beaches is a real asset, as daily peak temperatures are routinely above the 40˚C mark.

Travel to Thuir, France

Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF) is located just 20km from a holiday home in Thuir. Thanks to weekly services by Ryanair and Flybe, thee trip to the heart of French Catalonia is remarkably easy from the UK. Services go from Stansted (STN), Southampton(SOU) and Birmingham (BHX).

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Recent Reviews

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

Lovely villa in beautiful surroundings

5 of 5
This is the perfect place to get away from it all - quiet and private with stunning views of the surrounding hills. Very well equipped villa with a light and airy feel. Good facilities - heated pool, covered terrace so you can eat al fresco even when it's raining, TV, reliable internet, modern kitchen. The delightful owners, Adrian and Pauline, are on hand if you need anything, but otherwise just let you get on and enjoy your holiday. Lots to see and do in the area, whether you're a walker, history buff, wine enthusiast or culture vulture. Nice beaches are not too far away either. We couldn't ask for more and really enjoyed our week-long stay.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 09, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017