Discovery of the territory
Wine route :
You can very easily visit the many vineyards around to taste the local wines and make beautiful discoveries.
Tourist sites :
Discover at less than an hour’s drive, the numerous historic sites, medieval villages, abbeys and fortresses, nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees witness the richness of our region.
Salses Castle :
A lock between Catalonia and France. Built at the end of the 15th century by Francisco Ramiro Lopez, a great Spanish architect on the site of useful sources in case of siege, the building guards the old border. Besieged, taken and taken again in 1503, 1639, 1640, the square was definitively conquered by the French in 1642. The Treaty of the Pyrenees of 1659 redraws the territories: less strategic, the fortress then loses its importance. From 1691, it was partially restored by Vauban.
It was the capital of the Kingdom of Majorca during the 13th century, and its medieval centre has an important Catalan influence. To the south of the old town, the immense palace of the Kings of Mallorca, of Gothic and Romanesque
architecture, is endowed with ramparts offering a view of the coast.
Cloister of Elne :
The cloister of Elne is a medieval monument located in the town of Elne, in the French department of the Pyrénées-Orientales in the Occitanie region. This cloister was once the residence of the canons of the cathedral of Elne.
Collioure has incomparable maritime and architectural riches. Catalan port, fishing village, medieval heritage and sunny colors of the Mediterranean coast, you will understand better why Matisse, Derain and Picasso decided to plant their easels there.
Between the Conflent Valley and Mount Canigou, Eus offers its facades in terraces in the warm Catalan sun, accomplice of a lush vegetation. This former defensive site had to repel the French in the sixteenth century and the Spanish army in the eighteenth century. Today, in place of the old citadel is the imposing church of Saint Vincent at the foot of which descend the steep streets paved with pebbles.
About twenty kilometers southwest of Perpignan, Castelnou is at the foot of the Aspres with, in the background, the Canigou, mythical mountain of the Catalans. Dominating the village, the castle Vicomtal had to adapt its pentagonal shape to the abrupt and irregular edges of the rock that hosts it. It is one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Ille sur Têt :
Notably renowned for the site of Les Orgues, a unique place in France. A ephemeral landscape of fairy chimneys with fragile beauty. It presents to the bad weather sand and clay cliffs that the rains patiently chiseled. The erosion worked like an artist, notching, incising, sculpting the material of scars or streaks to give the rock this skinned, almost lunar appearance. Classified in 1981 as «natural monuments and sites of artistic, historical, scientific, legendary or picturesque» this site is protected.
On September 20, 1792 at Valmy took place the battle of Valmy which allowed the proclamation of the Republic the next day.
Valmy is also the name of one of the first resistance groups, founded in the summer of 1940 by Raymond Burgard and René Iché. Valmy is known for its winery. Since 1930, this family-run winery has blended wine excellence with the beauty of the vineyard.
the medieval citadels of Occitania are numerous.Having participated or not in the Albigensian Crusade, these fortresses, mostly in ruins, are exceptional witnesses of the Languedoc history.
Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Puilaurens, Termes and Aguilar are the five sons of Carcassonne. These castles guarded the border with the crown of Aragon in the 13th century. These fortresses resisted the various assaults led by the Aragonese army.
Go to meet the Cathars who, in the Middle Ages, challenged the Pope. The castles where they found refuge during the crusade against the Cathars will make you travel in the time of knights and troubadours.
Small walks :
At the beginning of the hotel there is a short walk along the harbour where you can observe the old Catalan boats renovated.
For the bravest you can reach the fishermen’s huts between Canet and Saint Cyprien where you can observe the flamingos. For this walk, it takes about half a day to get to the pond, to enjoy a splendid view and to go back quietly.