outside Perpignan, on the Côte Vermeille (this part
of the Mediterranean coast) are many beaches and secluded coves:
picturesque bays that are quite quiet even in the tourist season.
the coast road further south there are many beautiful views continuing
on into Spain, and through seaside resorts along
the Spanish Mediterranean coast, towards Roses, and the beautiful
natural parks and beaches of the Costa Brava.
The inland landscape
of the Pyrénées Orientales is
low, undulating and covered with vineyards laid out like a carpet
before the impressive mountain massif. The views are exceptional.
valley, the Vallespir, is the most southerly in France, and you
are literally a stones throw from Spain.