This lovely quiet apartment is ideal for those seeking a home from home being well equipped for most needs. The apartment is part of a prize winning renovation of an old wine cave and combines bright modern accommodation with the existing character of the building.
Situated on the first floor the apartment comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom with WC and hand basin, open plan living space with fitted kitchen with fridge, washing machine and good storage. L shaped convertible sofa which sleeps 2, TV (english and french), patio doors lead to the terrace (9 m²) with views over the hills and an ancient fort. There is a good sized bedroom with double bed, chest of drawer and wardrobe. Door to large bathroom with bath, shower over,WC and washbasin.
There is heating for out of season lets and the region is sought after year round due to the temperate climate.
There are lifts to all floors and private parking giving access out onto the port.
Close to the centre but a quiet location.
Things to do around Port Vendres: Port Vendres is situated on the coast but has escaped mass tourism, it has a commercial port in addition to the Marina and so is active all year round. It also has a fishing industry and an excellent fish market where one can dine 'al fresco' on oysters and gambas with an excellent glass (or two) of good local wine. Each morning the small fishing boats sell the catch of the day just opposite the apartment building,an occasion to practice your french with the locals.
There are a number of pleasure boats offering trips to both Collioure and the local coastline and further afield to Spain.
There is excellent public transport and a colourful tourist train that takes you up through the vineyards above giving excellent views of the port and the mountains beyond.
There are coves to swim in and just outside town is Paullies beach set in beautiful gardens with a museum and cafe.
There are two schools for sub aqua diving and sailing.
Further afield: The apartment offers the ideal base for exploring the region, with or without a car. Public transport both train and bus services enable visitors to enjoy surrounding villages including Collioure(2k), Banyuls and Argeles. Perpignan is a short train ride, and northern towns in Spain are also close.
This region has an interesting historical past, having been both Spanish and French. The city of Carcassonne is a worthwhile day trip, as is the town of Figueras just over the border in Spain, where the amazing museum created by Savador Dali stands. A visit to the home of Dali in nearby Cadaques is also recommended. There are ancient Cathar castles to see and the stunning abbey of Serabonne and many other churches and monastries .
Travel through the pyrenees to visit Andorra.
There are many local festivals of music and art, the region has played host the many of the great artists in the past, including Picasso and later Charles Rennie Macintosh lived and worked in Port Vendres.
Not to be missed: There are many local festivals of music and art to be found, details from the local tourist office. The region has always had its share of international artists and the fauvist movement was founded here. Picasso spent time here as did Charles Rennie Macintosh.