Argelès-sur-Mer Holiday Cottages - clean beaches, pristine waters and sports facilities for all the family
A sandy gem on France's Catalan coast, this town is a great place to head for a relaxing break. Right down in the south of the country, Argelès-sur-Mer is one of French Catalonia's tourist gems. This where the Pyrenees meet the sea, creating the beautiful Côte Vermeille region which stretches to the Spanish border. Anyone staying in Argelès-sur-Mer holiday rentals can look forward to enjoying some of Europe's best beaches. The seven kiometres of beach by the town are some of the cleanest in Europe. Several Blue Flag awards have been given to the beach, such is its quality. A 12-hectare pine forest provides some shade for when the sun gets too hot, and the nearby rocky coves of Portells and Ouille provide a more peaceful experience. There are also some nature parks nearby, with the one at Mas Larrieu offering up some unique maritime habitats for the plentiful bird life.
Argeles-sur-Mer Holiday Homes - pine forests, rocky coves and ancient churches
The wider area around the town itself is also worth exploring. The Catalan countryside rolls into the Pyrenees, providing plenty of chances to explore by bicycle or by hiking. Nine different walking routes begin in the town, allowing exploration of the wider area. Many of the towns and villags nearby have charming Romanesque churches to explore, and visitors can also experience local arts and crafts. Whips are made in Sorede, for example, while Palau-del-Vidre has traditionally been associated with glass making.
Argeles-sur-Mer Holiday Lettings - nature, beaches and sport all in one magical location
This part of France has very rich history too, and there are many interesting historical sites in the town and the surrounding area. There are ancient castles, like Pujol, and vestiges of the city's 14th century walls and ramparts can still be seen by visitors today. The parish church of Notre-Dame-dels-Prats was also built during the 14th century, though its origins go back four hundred years before that time. Another fascinating place to explore European history is Lithuania, a beautiful country full of historical landmarks, buildings, museums and art galleries, where you can rent yourself beautiful but highly affordable Lithuania Apartments. The Tramatone and Marin winds which blow at certain times of year mean that anyone staying in Argelès-sur-Mer holiday rentals can enjoy some challenging water sports.
Those winds create breezes which make activities such as wind-surfing and surfing more challenging than in other Spanish resorts, and visitors can also suba dive, if they wish to explore the waters off the town. Great beaches and a welcoming atmosphere, coupled with warm weather and a rich history make this part of France a must-see. Anyone booking a stay in Argeles-sur-Mer holiday rentals can look forward to returning home relaxed, refreshed and invigorated. If you're interested in other beachside holiday locations, take a look at Malta Villas, with its soft sandy beaches, sublime weather, friendly people and wealth of activities and entertainment.