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

Vallespir, a district of Northern Catalonia, is in the French department of Pyrenees-Orientales. A region of flat land between the dominating Aspres Mountains and the rocky Frausa range, Vallespir is a dramatic scenic destination, laden with steep valleys, productive vineyards and colourful orchards. It is a massively scenic region with a rich culture, having attracted many artists and writers across the centuries. A holiday villa in Vallespir not only offers magnificent views, healthy living and great cuisine, but is becoming a secret sporting haven too.

Places to holiday in Vallespir, France

The capital of Vallespir, Ceret, is a maze of narrow streets and gurgling streams which give the town a pleasant laid back character. The Archaeological Museum of Ceret shows artefacts from the Middle Ages back to pre-historic times, and the town is host to a magnificent array of festivals and parades including the Procession of the Resuscitated on Easter Sunday, the Cherry Fair and Flamenco Festival in June, Sardine Festival and bullfighting Feria.

Arles-sur-Tech also has rich traditions and legends. The Romanesque and gothic Arles-sur-Tech Abbey is a stunning building which must be visited from any Vallespir holiday accommodation, especially during February, April or June, when the Bear Festival, Goat Fair and Benediction of the Mules occur respectively.

Maureillas-las-Illas is a stunning mountain town, of which the architectural gem is undoubtedly the outstanding Saint Martin de Fenollar Chapel. The October Fair is not to be missed.

If you would like to experience all that is best about Vallespir from the secluded comfort of the mountains, a holiday rental in St Laurent de Cerdans is an excellent option. Located in an impossibly picturesque part of the Pyrenees and with an undeniable Catalan flavour, St Laurent de Credans even boasts its own golf course.

Things to do in Vallespir, France

Vallespir is a department where health and good living are paramount. The thermal spas at Boulou, Amelie-les-Bains and Prats-de-Mollo have attracted a large number of health conscious visitors since the curative properties were discovered by the Romans.

The Ceret Museum of Modern Art displays a staggering collection of works from throughout the centuries which have been inspired by the lifestyle and sights of Vallespir.

Due to its magnificent landscape, Vallespir is of course a magnet for walking holidays. There are massive swaths of mountainous countryside for walking and the more hardy cyclists out there, as well as the annual Rally du Vallespir.

Vallespir is a region of breath taking scenery, well being and mouth water gastronomy. A marvellous place to walk, relax and eat, Vallespir holiday accommodation provides and idyllic place to unwind.

Weather in Vallespir, France

The region receives a huge amount of sun, and is now a centre for research into solar power. Summer temperatures are a pleasant 27°C, although due to the landscape, weather can be somewhat unpredictable!

Travel to Vallespir, France

Flights into the region land at Carcassonne (CCF), Perpignan (PGF), Toulouse (TLS) or Gerona Airport (GRO). There are plenty of options direct from the UK, and many service providers, especially British Airways, offer good deals on cheap flights.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful, well equipped cottage.

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                                                                                                      Quaint cottage, beautifully presented in a lovely pretty French town.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Delightful stay!

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                                                                                                      We had a lovely relaxing holiday here. The house is spacious, comfortable and well laid out, with everything you need, and Pauline and Adrian are warm, welcoming and discreet hosts. Ample outdoor furniture and barbecue – great to be eating outdoors in early October on the covered terrace! The views are splendid – rolling wooded hills and Mount Canigou in the distance to watch in all its changing moods - and a very peaceful location. Well placed for trips to the coast or the mountains. Loved it, and hope to return. Tina and Wai-Cheung
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017