The two websites below bring together a lot of very interesting tourist information to help you prepare for your stay :

http://www.tourisme-pyrenees-mediterranee.com/en/

https://www.tourism-mediterraneanpyrenees.com/





Like Collioure, discover 12 must-see sites in the Pyrénées-Orientales !

To learn more, see : https://www.tourism-mediterraneanpyrenees.com/must-see-places




On foot, by bike, on horseback, by kayak, with masks and snorkels...

You choose how to take advantage of the diversity of landscapes available to you !

Here is a valuable tool to prepare all your hikes in the Mediterranean Pyrenees : the site and the application GEOTREK.




Mountain biking, jet-skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, catamaran, kayaking, paddleboarding, ski lift, water skiing, climbing, via ferrata, tree climbing, fishing, golf, canyoning, paragliding, ULM, it's here : SPEED !




You are more into hiking, biking, diving, snorkeling, lazing on the beach, a fan of massages, sulphurous hot water baths, balneotherapy, thalassotherapy, a desire to discover wines and terroirs, culture and heritage, this is where you are : SLOW !




For spa guests, the cottage is ideally located just 10 minutes from the Thermes du Boulou whose water and treatments have long been renowned for their liver and digestive benefits and also improve chronic cardio-arterial disorders such as Raynaud's Syndrome thanks to a highly medicalized thermal circuit.

Located 1 hour from the gîte, the impressive Cathar castles of Quéribus and Peyrepertuse can be the subject of a beautiful day's excursion. Their vertiginous visit can be combined with the no less spectacular Gorges de Galamus...

We are also ideally located for visiting Catalonia. This rich Spanish region is full of tourist attractions and deserves a day trip, or even several !





40 minutes from the gîte, via the free motorway, Figueres is famous for its Dali Museum...





A little further, you can discover Cadaquès, this magnificent port where the houses with white facades were so dear to the heart of Dali !





Girona is also worth a visit, and not just for its cathedral made famous by the filming of the Game of Thrones series...





Besalu (photo opposite), Pals, Peratallada, Begur, Calella de Palafrugell, Tossa de Mar, the Greco-Roman ruins of Empuries,... The list of towns and villages to discover is long !





And then we cannot forget the Catalan capital : Barcelona (2 hours from the lodge by free motorway) which alone is teeming with emblematic sites such as the Sagrada Familia (opposite) and the famous Parc Güell (below). And what about its cosmopolitan atmosphere which overflows with animation !





Finally, for thrill seekers, the cottage is located 2h45 from the famous Port Aventura amusement parks...

The department is not stingy in festive events, difficult to make an exhaustive list. Here are a few to discover throughout the year :




In February, the Bear Festival, a very old carnival festival, takes place in Arles-sur-Tech, Prats-de-Mollo and Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans in the purest Catalan tradition.




In April, during "Holy Week", another Catalan tradition, more than six centuries old, awaits you in Collioure, Elne, Arles-sur-Tech, Bouleternère... the best known being that of Perpignan : the procession of the Sanch.




In May, Céret celebrates its famous red fruits during the Cherry Festival and Céret de Bandas !




On the night of June 23, the whole department is set ablaze for the Fires of Saint John, a highly Catalan tradition up to the summit of Canigou...

With the beautiful days, many festivals punctuate the warm summer evenings, in the forefront of which :




- the Festival des Déferlantes in Céret takes place at the beginning of July and offers an enticing programme :




- the Eté 66 festival is a free cultural event offered by the department, combining heritage and music. Jazz, rock, electro, flamenco, classical music : a varied program to discover throughout the month of July !




- the Live festival at Campo, in Perpignan also promises great evenings :




- the Electrobeach festival in Port-Barcarès brings together electro music fans on July 14, 15 and 16, 2022 !




- the Pablo Casals festival in Prades brings together lovers of classical music...




- the Saint-Vincent celebrations in Collioure are also a highlight not to be missed !




In September, Perpignan honors photojournalism during the Visa pour l'image festival.




In early October, come and celebrate the harvest in Banyuls-sur-Mer !




In October, Perpignan goes back in time during its Medieval Trobades...




In November, thrill seekers will surely find their happiness at the Foire Saint-Martin in Perpignan.




The month of December is obviously marked by the end-of-year celebrations and in particular the Christmas markets and the illuminations almost everywhere in the Pyrénées-Orientales, in particular in Perpignan, Collioure and in Barcarès where the Christmas Village is magical !