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Where to go on holiday in France?

Argelès-sur-Mer, the flagship resort of the Catalan coastline, invites you to take a deep breath of fresh air and recharge your batteries between the sea and the mountains.

Between Green and Blue

Are you looking for a destination in France for your next holiday?
Argelès-sur-Mer is THE ideal destination for a “green” holiday in France: its geographical location between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees is a perfect balance between nature, ecology and tourism. For the 31st consecutive year, the resort has received the “Blue Flag” label for beaches and marinas. This international distinction rewards the efforts of the commune for the environment such as the quality of the water, the cleanliness of the beaches and their accesses, etc.

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Eat on the spot :favouring short circuits

In Argelès-sur-Mer, the experience of a “green” holiday continues right down to the plate, with a multitude of 100% local gourmet specialities! On the Charles Trenet esplanade, a market of local flavours allows you to discover the products of the region’s producers: goat’s cheese from the Albères, fine charcuterie, olive oil, jams, honey and other sweet delicacies from the Roussillon.
The destination also proposes to discover fruity wines, such as muscats and rosé wines from Roussillon (Rivesaltes or Banyuls) at Deprade-Jorda, Domaines Saint Thomas, Mas Christine or Château de Valmy.

Breathing the sea air

Here, the tramontana often blows and sweeps away the clouds to make way for a great sun.

With family or friends, you can enjoy an iodine-filled break by the sea, along the 7 kilometres of beaches that Argelès-sur-Mer has to offer. The more adventurous can follow the coastal path along the coast to the village of Collioure. And to extend the experience, lovers of fish and seafood can find what they are looking for in Port-Argelès, with the direct sale of fish at the Môle.

Climbing the Pyrenees

The mountain is accessible all year round. It will take you a good half-day to reach the Massane tower, and to enjoy a panoramic view of the Canigou massif, the Roussillon plain and the Catalan coastline. Built at the end of the 13th century, this watchtower was restored in the 1980s. A symbol of the area it dominates at a height of almost 800 metres, the tower is accessible via a fairly difficult hike forming a 14-kilometre loop starting from the Parc de Valmy.

Cycling in the Albères massif

The area and its many cycle paths are ideal for cycling by the sea and mountain biking in the Massif des Albères for the more sporty.

Argelès-sur-Mer is on two cycling routes: the Vélittorale des Pyrénées-Orientales, a segment of the Mediterranean by bike (EuroVelo 8), which links Athens to Cadiz; and the Voie Verte Pyrénées-Méditerranée, a 15 kilometre route between Argelès-sur-Mer and Le Boulou.

Family reunion

Family holidays are a special time for parents and children alike: it’s a time for reunions, sharing and discoveries to be made together or separately. The commune of Argelès-sur-Mer has been committed to the well-being of children for many years.

This attention has been rewarded by obtaining the FAMILLE PLUS Mer label (November 2010) which aims to meet the expectations of families with children (3 to 12 years old) by improving services and facilities.

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