Languedoc Roussillon is best known in France for two main reasons; firstly as a holiday destination, secondly as France's biggest producer of wine. It is a region associated with year round blue skies, sunshine and the seaside, but also with its Mediterranean vegetation of vines, olive trees, fruit tree and palms.
Nestled away in the picturesque Catalan village Villelongue-dels-Monts , just minutes from the Mediterranean beaches, Roussillon Farmhouse & Cottages are a hidden oasis of calm and tranquility.
Ideally located between the coast and the Alberes Mountains, this really is the perfect year round holiday destination.
The area appeals to a wide range of people, both couples, singles and families. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break, a fortnight of fun and adventure or simply wish to soak up the sites, taste the local wines and experience the local arts and culture our properties offer the perfect base.
There are miles of golden sandy beaches to be enjoyed within a short drive of the properties, including Argeles Sur Mer, Canet, Racou and the second largest leisure port in France at St Cyprien. The picturesque old fishing port of Collioure frequented by artists such as Manet, Picasso and Maillol is also less than 20 mins away.
For those looking for some winter fun, the Pyrenees Ski Resorts are within 2 hours drive, including Les Angles, Font Romeau, Pyrénées 2000. After a days skiing why not stop off for a spot of relaxation and recuperation at the hot thermal baths of Saint Thomas Les Bains. The outdoor baths are open all year round and are naturally heated to a temperature of 36°.
Villelongue-dels-Monts is a great base for exploring the region's heritage, Romanesque churches, Abbeys and Cathar castles, and there are many interesting walks to be discovered at the base of the Pyrenees.
Perpignan (25 mins drive) is a lively cosmopolitan city, where you can enjoy a drink along the café lined Rive Gauche, wander through the maze of boutique-lined back streets or enjoy a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants. During the months of July and August there are ‘Perpignan Jeudis' – Where you can wander throughout the old part of town listening to music outside the cafes, the impromptu bands in the squares, joining in the dancing and entertainment all in the warm summer evenings until late.
For art lovers there is the Musee d’Art Moderne at Ceret and the Salvador Dali Museum at Figueres. In less than 2 hours drive, you can visit Carcassonne, Andorra, Barcelona, Cadaques, Montpelier and in under an hour be in the centre of the famous Food Market at Narbonne on the banks of the Canal du Midi.
The Languedoc Roussillion is one of the largest wine producing regions in the world and many of the local vineyards offer wine tasting and tours.
Perpignan, a lively cosmopolitan city just 30 mins away, is served by an excellent transport system providing easy access across the region and on throughout France and Spain. Perpignan is host to the Annual Visa International Photo-Journalism Exhibition.
The Cote Vermeille; this unspoilt coastline weaves alongside the Mediterranean Sea past the rocky coves and fishing ports of Collioure and Port Vendres to the wide sandy beaches of Argeles and Canet with its salt flats and the nesting flamingos. This provides a wide range of water sports and coastal activities for people of all ages to enjoy; paragliding, windsurfing and diving amongst others. This area is particularly beautiful with the vineyards terraced into the mountainside overlooking the sea.
The Languedoc Roussillon is renowned for its wines such as Banyuls, Muscat de Rivesaltes and Collioure. There are many “boutique” wine domains offering tastings, tours and lunches.