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    Rendez-vous in Argelès-sur-Mer

    Down on the
    Mediterranean sea-side, in the extreme south of France, a 7
    kilometre long sandy beach awaits you
    . Here, the Pyrenees flow into the sea creating the
    "Côte Vermeille", which stretches to the Spanish border through
    Collioure and Banyuls-sur-Mer. Situated in the heart of Catalan country, 20
    minutes from Perpignan and the foothills of the Albera, Argelès-sur-Mer awaits
    you.



    On the seafront there's the 12ha pine forest and 3km long
    tree-fringed promenade to discover and stroll around. To the south in the
    direction of Collioure, you will find the scenic harbour and then a small tiny
    paradise known as le Racou (meaning corner in
    Catalan).



    Texts referred to it from as early as the 9th century. The fortified town was connected with the
    kings of Aragon and Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries and the village finally became part of
    French territory in 1659.

    A typical village is a colourful and eccentric environment with a
    Catalan accent decorated and filled with warrens of narrow streets, there's the
    crenellated tower church (14th century), the ramparts and city walls made
    of 'cayroux', the traditional market, craft industry and festivals.



    There's an ideal port of call in a new harbour that's been equipped with 750
    moorings and is now providing all types of services: refueling, maintenance,
    fittings, a sail loft and boat repairs.

    Just a few short
    miles from Cape Béar, you'll certainly enjoy mooring your boat here for several
    days, right in the heart of the Catalan region.



    A 'canton' or distrcit, is collectively about 8 villages at
    the foot of the Albères, of which Argelès-sur-mer is the main town.

     The villages are conveniently gathered to allow you to explore a great
    number of itineraires based on culture, leisure activities and active sports
    (35 sites, walking, mountain-biking and horse-riding holidays available).

    How to get there?

    By motorway :

    • If travelling from the
      North => A9 Motorway: exit ‘Perpignan Sud’, then expressway to
      Argelès-sur-mer (20km).
    • If travelling from the
      South => A9 Motorway: exit ‘Le Boulou’. Argelès is 18km by taking the
      expressway.

    By road :

    • If travelling from the
      North => Narbonne – Perpignan, then RD 114 Perpignan – Argelès
    • If travelling from the
      South: RD 114 from Cerbère, or RD 618 from Le Boulou

    By train : SNCF train station in Argelès village (2km from the
    beach)



    By plane :
    Perpignan-Rivesaltes International Airport located 25km from Argelès-sur-mer.

    Tel: 04 68 52 60 70

    • Girona Airport located
      90km from Argelès-sur-mer
    • Barcelona Airport located 180km from
      Argelès-sur-mer:
    • Carcassonne Airport located 120km from
      Argelès-sur-mer

    In
    Argelès-sur-mer, quality is synonymous with the tradition of a welcoming
    atmosphere and conviviality, the bus and train networks (free of charge from 1
    October to 31 May) make travel easy 7 days a week and the 3* Tourist Office (open
    all year round, 7 days a week, 8.30am to 8pm in July and August) is always at
    your service.



    Tourist office

    Place de l'Europe

    66700 ARGELES-SUR-MER

    Tél. 04 68 81 15 85

    infos@argeles-sur-mer.com

     

 
 
    tagged as : Beaches & costal areas, Nature & outdoors, Culture & Heritage, Languedoc-Roussillon

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