Laroque is a pretty and very picturesque village. There is a very old part, where cars cannot access and where there is an old tower. From there, you have a beautiful view of the Roussillon plain, from the sea to the mountains (the Canigou). The village has quite a few good cafes, restaurants and many other facilities. There is a small supermarket. At the bottom of the piedmont there is a larger supermarket (Carrefour), where you can also refuel. From the front door you can go straight into the mountain for some beautiful hikes (which are very well marked), there are streams where you can get your feet wet. The Mediterranean Sea is approximately 12 km away (Argeles sur Mer, Collioure). This means that you are close to all amenities, but outside the hustle and bustle of mass tourism.