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St-Cyprien

St Cyprien, France

Self Catering St Cyprien Holiday Houses, Gites and Villas

Saint-Cyprien is a well known marina in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Saint-Cyprien is the second most important marina on the French Mediterranean coast.  Many of this town’s activity is centred around the marina and also Les Capellans - a man-made stretch of water where you'll find the botanical gardens or 'Le Jardin des Plantes'. 

When you stay in a Saint-Cyprien holiday rental villa, be sure to visit the old town, which has its own brand of Catalan charm.  The tree-lined streets date back to the Roman era with the church constructed during the 13th-century. Agriculture was the main source of income at this time and it wasn't until the 18th-century that Saint-Cyprien established itself as a centre for cod fishing, oil and iron ore extracted from 'le Canigou' - the highest Pyreneen peak that dominates the skyline on a clear day. 

Located right in the heart of the Pyrenees Orientales, this traditionally agricultural village symbolises the union of the sea and the land. Until 1967 Saint Cyprien’s coastline only had fishermen's huts, when you take a holiday rental accommodation in Saint-Cyprien you’ll realize this means it’s remained totally unspoiled. Today, it’s one of the most fashionable sites in the Cote Vermeille.

Saint-Cyprien is a Mecca for golfers as it boasts a 27-hole international golf course.  Sport enthusiasts can also participate in activities from scuba and sailing to horse riding and tennis. For beach lovers who rent self-catering property in Saint-Cyprien – know that this town boasts 6km of fine, sandy beach. The view from the beach is stunning: with the Canigou mountain and the Alberes hills in the background.

There's plenty to see and do in Saint-Cyprien including the Musee Francois-Desnoyers which houses works by the local Saint-Cyprien painter who died in 1972.  His private collection of artworks is also on display at the museum and includes a Picasso and a Gieizes. Also when you rent a holiday home in Saint-Cyprien be sure to visit the Catalan region artists’ museum (presentation of different types of work by Catalan artists) and the modern art centre.

To reach Saint-Cyprien via car the A9 is conveniently located (exit 41 Perpignan Nord) or (exit 42 Per. Sud from Spain). To reach the town via rail – trains are taken from nearby Perpignan. Perpignan-Paris via TGV is 5 hours. Soon Perpignan-Barcelona service will offer a 1 hour journey. The nearest airport is Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport and is served by UK based airlines bmi baby and Ryanair.