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. UK, French and German TV.

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 10-15 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 , the Pyrénées, as well as cross-border day trips to Barcelona and Andorra.

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