Céret: in between the sea and the mountains
Céret is located in between the Vallespir, the sea and Spain. It was for a long a time the favourite place for some painters, like for example Pablo Picasso. This is why you still find a lot of galleries in the city and also a museum for modern art.
The whole region around Céret has a very rich art world and you can visit a lot of chapels, churches and monasteries from the roman times.
During the summer time several music festival are organized in Perpignan, Prades and Arles-sur-Tech. Perpignan is famous for its Thursday nights: there is live-music in the streets and bars of the city from 18 p.m.
On Saturdays there is one of the most beautiful markets of the region in the center of Céret, where you can buy products from the local producers. In the summer, it is very nice to take the aperitif or a meal, in one of the many shadowy cafés of the city after the market.
From the apartment, the lower mountains are only 10 minutes away, which allows to make very beautiful walking-tours in the mountains "les Albères". The lake of Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts is only 6 km away and offers perfect shores for kids, while the grown-ups can make some acrobatics in the trees.
The high mountains are accessible from Prats-de-Mollo or Batère. There is the starting point for various walking-tours in the massif of the Canigou. We will put a catalogue of several walking-tours at your disposition.
In the region you can also do mountain-biking, canoeing, riding, diving and surfing. At Amelie-les-Bains you will find a big spa town.
From the apartment the center of Céret is only 10 minutes away by walking, in five minutes you are in a big supermarket (Carrefour) and in 10 minuntes you can walk to the river bank of the Tech.
Cérèt is 35 minutes away from Argelès-sur-Mer and its beaches, 45 minutes from Collioure, 35 minutes from Perpignan, 25 minutes from Figueras with its Dali Museum in Spain, 45 min from Prats-de-Mollo and its mediaeval city and from Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans with its ateliers for producing the "Toiles du Soleil" and the typical espadrillos.
Barcelone is at a distance of two hours by car.
The Highway is 10 minutes away.