Living in the Pyrénées Orientales is living the best of it all.
A place in the sun, a clement climate, with 320 sunny days a year, the Mediterranean always nearby, and behind the busy coast, the hinterland peacefully unfolding, rich with culture and nature. Not just any but the ideal place in the sun, as an increasing number of (inter)national habitants have been discovering. The villa is located in the Community of Municipalities of Vallespir which brings together 10 municipalities. Its population is growing, it now stands at 21,014 inhabitants. Its territory covers an area of 183.9km2 and is located 30 minutes from Perpignan. It is experiencing strong economic expansion. Prices of real estate keep on rising, given the ever-increasing demand .
There is good reason for more and more peace and sun seekers to settle here and not on the Cote D'Azur. This is a region that easily competes on all aspects with the now overpopulated French Rivièra. The Pyrénées Orientales has everything and more to offer. The border being permeable, welcoming Spain and its vibrant metropolis Barcelona are as close as ever.
The coastline passes seamlessly into the Costa Brava, the region of Catalonia never bothered about national borders anyway. Say Collioure, think Cadaques, and Dalí and Picasso pop up with their inner circle of famous artistic friends. Many spots still bear witness today.... All inspired by this lovely multifaceted region with its endless mountain views, its sunny southern climate and its people's heart-warming mentality.
This is where, between France and Spain, the Pyrenees slowly drop into the Mediterranean Sea. They drop gently with large sandy beaches in the Côte Vermeille seaside resorts like Argelès-sur-Mer, St. Cyprien or Le Barcares and Leucate. Alternatively, the rugged rocks drop down into the Mediterranean carving small coves deeply hidden in the landscape, leaving even here place for small yet famous harbours like Collioure and Banyuls-sur-Mer. Their sun-bathed vineyards swept over by the sea breeze produce famous wines.
This finest of regions leaves ample space for your home surrounded by nature yet close to it all, where peacefulness reigns as a matter of course, while in this villa you are silently being overlooked by the petit hermitage de St Ferreol.