Argeles sur Mer, France

 Self Catering Argeles sur Mer Holiday Homes, Apartments and Villas,  France

Argelès-sur-Mer is found in the Pyrénées-Orientales department of the Languedoc-Roussillon Region in southern France. When you stay in an Argeles sur Mer Holiday Home you are in fact just a short drive away from the Spanish border – a day trip is a possibility! Lying near Perpignan, Argelès-sur-Mer is located in the stunning coast sector of the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range. The vermilion coloured headlands shimmer in the sunlight which is why this part of the Languedoc coastline has been christened the name 'la cote vermeille'.

When you rent a holiday home in Argeles sur Mer you can enjoy the longest beach of the Pyrenées Orientales department. With seven kilometres of wide sandy beach, there is safe and supervised bathing, and numerous little rocky creeks for scuba diving (there are also highly recommended facilities for disabled persons too).

The Tramontane and Marin winds makes windsurfing and surfing more challenging, even so when you stay in Argeles-sur-Mer there are all manner of water sports are available here. While Argeles sur Mer is mainly a beach destination, there is a wealth of things to see and do here - museums, cultural tours, leisure parks, walking and hiking in the Pyreneen hinterland, local festivals, nature reserves and pine forests and even traditional Catalan markets.

If you are a cultural lover and, when you stay in self catering accommodation in Argeles sur Mer then why not visit some of the local monuments? The church of Notre Dame dels Prats is typical of traditional Rousillon religious architecture with its vast nave and 9 separate chapels for individual worship of the Saints.  The church's bell tower is one of the tallest in Roussillon.  To visit the church head to the heart of the old town where you'll also see the old village ramparts on avenue de la Liberation, rue Blanqui or rue des Remparts. 

To get to your self catering Argeles sur Mer holiday villa: There is an SNCF train station in Argeles-sur-Mer. National and international connections can also be found in nearby Perpignan which offers direct services to Paris, Barcelona, Toulouse and several regional destinations. Perpignan-Paris via TGV is 5 hours. Soon Perpignan-Barcelona service will offer a 1 hour journey.

The motorway A9 exit Perpignan Sud or Le Boulou from south – it connects Argeles-sur-Mer with Perpignan, Barcelona and Montpellier. The nearest airport is Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport and is served by UK based airlines bmi baby and Ryanair.

Argelès-sur-Mer experiences a warm Mediterranean climate similar to much of southern France.