Villa on the French Mediterranean

Villa on the French Mediterranean

Air-cond'd Mediterranean villa, Fitou, South of France. Wine village. Sleeps 6. 20 mins Perpignan Airport. Sea views. 2 shared pools (one heated early and late season)+toddlers' pool. French, German and other European TV channels.

Our villa in Fitou on the French Mediterranean is about half way along the coast between Narbonne and Perpignan, South of France, on a modern residential/holiday site within the protected environment of the Languedoc-Roussillon 'garrigue'. The region enjoys more sunshine than any other in France. Located in the Corbière foothills of the Pyrénées, our holiday villa is 1 km from the village centre, with its many wine ‘caves’ and Xth century chateau; and just a few kms from extensive sandy beaches.

This is Cathar country, bordering Catalonia - wild, rugged, exciting, and full of history; the scene of many ancient Franco-Spanish wars, and of conflicts between Cathars and Catholics. Castles, once destroyed, were rebuilt as defences against the Cathars and Aragonese forces; some only to be destroyed again during later Protestant and Catholic wars.

The old Spanish border forte in Salses is within 10-15 mins and the current border 45 mins.

This coastal region offers beautiful Mediterranean beaches within 15 mins of the villa, nearby mountainous terrain, wind-surfing lakes and coastline, great restaurants, opportunities for wine-tasting, hill-walking, mountain-biking, horse-riding, painting, and exploration of the breath-taking Cathar castle sites.

Our villa on the French Mediterranean is convenient for exploring the fortified city of Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, historic Perpignan, the old port of Collioure and the Pyrénées, as well as cross-border day trips to Barcelona and Andorra.

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