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Can Llouquette is situated in the province of Languedoc-Roussillon, which covers the departments (or counties) of Lozère, Gard, Hérault, Aude and Pyrénées Orientales.

Our department – the Pyrénées Orientales – is the southern-most region in France, with sunshine throughout the summer and winter, averaging over 300 days per year!

At the heart of this department - is the famous Mount Canigou (muntanya regalada or 'fortunate mountain' in Catalan) - which dominates the horizon from almost every vantage point.

Montferrer, our nearest village (at 1.5 miles away), is situated on the flanks of Mount Canigou and approximately 30 miles from Perpignan.

Perpignan is the capital of the department and has many historical monuments dating from its hegemony as capital of the Majorcan kingdom (1276-1344).

There are many other small towns and famous cities within easy reach of the house: Carcassone, Toulouse, Montpellier, Girona, and Barcelona.

Just 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.

Following 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.

Our valley, the Vallespir, is the most southerly in France, and you are literally a stones throw from Spain.

 

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