Located at the southern end of France, at the meeting point between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, the Pyrénées Orientales department is, without a doubt, an extraordinary place to spend a successful stay.
Here, there are many leisure activities related to the sea, but the Pyrenees also offer their share of entertainment. Add a heritage related to its border position with Spain and a gastronomy with Mediterranean colors, the sun and the heat sought during the holidays and we have the ideal cocktail for an unforgettable holiday.
The Eastern Pyrenees are the mountains!
The last link in the Pyrenees chain, the Pyrenees Orientales offer peaks ranging from a few hundred meters to 2921m, at the Pic du Carlit. This is how we can enjoy the pleasures of the mountains all year round, between hiking, mountain biking, climbing and of course, skiing.
Here, many family or more sporty resorts offer every winter all activities related to the pleasure of skiing: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, dog sledding, etc.
The Eastern Pyrenees is also the sea!
From Barcarès to Cerbère, the Pyrénées Orientales offer a multitude of beaches with varied particularities. To the north of the department, there are the long plages de sable fin awaiting tanning enthusiasts. Families with young children particularly appreciate the gently sloping beaches of Canet and Saint-Cyprien. It is also the area of ponds and fishing huts. From Argelès and Le Racou, it's a series of creeks and pebble beaches who starts. Here, the rocks offer refuge to a whole underwater fauna which attracts divers and other webbed hikers.