This second floor apartment of 40m2 has a direct view over Boulevard Arago, one of the main streets in the centre of the old town. You can look out the windows over the market on Saturday mornings or over the rooftops towards the church. It has three spaces. Firstly, an open-plan sleeping, dining, relaxing area with music system provision for USB stick), (latex mattress 1.60*2.00m), a set-off American style kitchen with stove vitiroceramic top/electric stove and a large, new bathroom with bath/shower and washing machine,. Internet wifi connexion is available on request. The furnishings and decoration are a mixture of old and new. All appliances are new. Parking is available within a 5 minute walk or on Saturdays a further 5 mins. The main advantages are that you are literally in the centre, i.e. restaurants, shops, supermarket, newsagents, the museum of modern art, the night market. At night you can wander to anyone of the many restaurants without having to worry about driving.
- Apartment430 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Three apartments are available in the main boulevard in the historic centre of Ceret, beneath the wonderful shady plane trees. It's a short walk to almost everything, restaurants, shops, banks, etc. The wonderful Saturday market takes place literally outside the front door.
Ceret is an exceptionally beautiful place to be. It has a long-history of famous artists working in Ceret, its surroundings and to Collioure on the coast -Picasso, Matisse, Soutine, Braque and many more. No doubt one of the highlights of a stay in Ceret is a visit to the Museum of Modern Art.
After a day out to the beach, exploring the local towns or a walk in the forest, how about dinner in a beautiful shaded square, Place des Neuf Jets, a warm terrace or cosy, old-style restaurant. There are over twenty all within walking distance. This is not to mention the many others in the region or in Perpignan (30 minutes) away.
The Region: Ceret lies in the Languedoc-Roussillon region on the lower south east of France nestled in the foothills of the he Pyrenees, 25km from the Mediterranean beaches at Argeles-Sur-Mer and Collioure. The region is also renowned as a spa area with resorts at Amelie-les-bains and Le Boulou.
Collioure is the quaintest of the towns on what is known as the Vermillion Coast. It has also worked its spell on artists for more than a century, writers, poets (Antonio Machado), and painters Picasso, Matisse, Derain, Dufy Chagall, Marquet have all been blessed by its charm. There are approximately 30 galleries in addition to the Museum of Modern Art. It is also famous for its anchovies and a sweet aperitif wine from Banyuls.
The coast is indented with small pebbly or sandy beaches with the background of steep, terraced vineyards.
They are patrolled in summer and are busy but never packed. As there is little industry in this area, the land, air and sea are clean.
Eating Opportunities: Now after a hard day out doing whatever, it’s time to relax a fill up. As you can see from the photos, this apartment is fitted with an American-style kitchen, more than enough to prepare simple meals, (a picnic lunch) perhaps with goodies from the market. If you feel like stepping out, then there is no exaggeration about the restaurants on offer in Ceret. They range from gourmet-style cuisine to wood-fired oven pizza, Vietnamese and the local Catalan/Mediterranean style cuisine. There are twenty-two on the list the majority within a short walk from the front door. See this link to the tourist office for the full list.
There are many more in the region. Perhaps you could check out those recommended in the Via Michelin.
Perpignan: It’s only a short drive to Perpignan, the site of the new TGV Station which will link France and Barcelona, Spain. The city centre with its winding medieval pedestrian area, the Palace of the Kings of Majorca, the winding canals, beautiful open city squares, cafes, bars and restaurants and shopping areas, multicoloured buildings is really delightful. You will also come across the late 14th-century Castillet, Perpignan’s emblem, which was at once a castle, town gate and prison, Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Le-Baptiste (“Saint John the Baptist Cathedral”) and 'Campo Santo' (France’s biggest cloister cemetery), Eglise Saint Jacques “Church of Saint James”, and the Jardin de La Miranda (“La Miranda Garden”).
There is a Saturday morning market in Place de la Republique next to the Theatre and in the midst of the old town with shops which still have a medieval feel. Perpignan is home to festivals in summer of music, dance, theatre, see:
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- 18 Nov 2018
not well appointed....very basic unit. No comfortable additions to make it warm and cozy.
Good location but unit is not well appointed. Kitchen very basic. Not much on the walls to make it feel welcoming. Just nothing to rave about! Had to ask for a heater and a duvet for the bed. Needs some TLC to make it special.
Very cosy place in a lovely little town
We really enjoyed our 1 week stay in this little flat right in the middle of Ceret. Cafes and restaurants near by, Saturdays a lovey market. Ceret, famous for its Musée d'Art Moderne (Picasso, Chagall etc.) , is located right between the Mediterrainean Sea (30min drive) and the Pyrenees. The flat is very much like on the pictures: Very open room with large windows, lovely for breakfast/dinner at the table near the open window. Everything clean, well equipped, very helpful owner/manager.
Many thanks for coming and enjoying the hospitality of Ceret. We're glad you had such a good time and appreciated Market View. Hope to see you again.
Rooftops in Ceret
We had a great time here. The apartment is right in the centre of Ceret and yet is quiet and peaceful. It is spacious with plenty of natural light and with its rustic furniture feels very French. It was also spotlessly clean and had a very comfy bed. We enjoyed opening the big windows and watching life go by below.
The owners were really friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend this property for a couple looking for a great value apartment within a stones throw of all the attractions and restaurants in the wonderful town of Ceret.
Many thanks for coming, having a great time and appreciating the decor. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Beautful apartment in the center of Ceret
We spent our holidays in fall 2010 in the apartment Rooftops View in Ceret. We felt very comfortable in the apartment from the start.
The apartment includes a beautifully decorated, spacious and bright room with an open kitchen, living-, dining- and sleeping-area. Everything was very clean and in good shape. The owners were very nice and gave many tips for recreational activities.
From Ceret we started lots of Mountainbike and hiking tours and undertook great day trips in the area. To the beach it is a 20-30 minutes trip by car, a beautiful lake is only about 10 min away. All in all it was a great holiday. We would come back anytime!
Many thanks for coming and enjoying the great autumn weather in Ceret. You will be welcome back anytime.
My wife and I rented this apt. for one week in June and we were delighted with the location and furnishings. Everything is has you see it. Modern simple and efficient furnishings in a typical 3 floors house, situated in the core of Céret, which a great location if you plan to visit la Côte Vermeille or Barcelona ( 2hours drive). Our dealings with the owner were on a friendly basis, and they were very helpful in describing activities or any info. we had.
We plan to return and look forward in renting this apt. again.
Edmond and Clara thank you for making a wonderful stay. And yes the parking is easy.
Many thanks to our first Canadians, we'll look forward to you coming back and having another great time.
Cosy apartment in great location
We stayed for 12 nights in the rooftops apartment and enjoyed our stay very much.
Ceret is a lovely town in the south of France, half an hour away from the sea, half an hour from the pyrenees to the other side.
The apartment is big enough for a couple, small kitchen and bathroom, equipped with basic cooking and washing facilities (hairdryer would've been be nice, though), has a nice enough view, no balcony but floor to ceiling windows. For those who can't do without, wi-fi is available and fast.
It is a 2-minutes walk to the main square, parking is available and it is fairly quiet, apart from Saturday mornings when the market is in town, which is an absolute must-see.
Nothing to complain about but the choice of really good restaurants in Ceret, which are mostly mediocre.
I recommend the apartment and I recommend Ceret and around for those looking for relaxed vacations in a very Catalan surrounding.
Many thanks for your kind review. Hoping to see you again some time soon.
Ceret is a very international place with many English speaking residents from all over the world, lack of French it should be no problem. A car is advisable if you wish to visit the other delights of the local area. TravelAirports: Perpignan 35 mins, Girona 50 mins, Carcassonne 1hr 45mins. Train TGV from London via Lille to Perpignan 10 hours.. (see links) Ceret is located in the valley of the Tech River known as the Vallespir. It is in the foothills of the Pyrenees about 30 minutes from the beaches near Argeles and Colliure. Apart from its artists, it is particularly famous for its cherries, the first to mature in France around mid-April and the subsequent Cherry Festival in late May early June with a two day cherry market and Bandas festival. From May (Spring) until the end of September ( Autumn), the valley is constantly changing colour under a clear, bright, blue sky (300days sun per year). There are many other festivals - dancing the traditional sardana, bull fighting, music.