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Sporting and Cultural Activities surrounding Mas Lamon

The Mas Lamon


Activities: swimming-pool, park and forest, horse ridingMas Lamon is set in the middle of 10acres of park and forest containing cork oaks, olive trees, almond trees, eucalyptus, mimosas……an ideal spot for a family holiday surrounded by protected woodland yet only 5km from the beaches.
The property is composed of 4 independent gîtes for 2 - 6 people, each named after the mountains in the surrounding area.
It’s a fabulous setting, in a magnificent spot, with exceptional weather all year round. Being so near to both the mountains and sea allows for numerous sporting and cultural activities…!


On site...

  • heated, secured swimming pool
  • pony & donkey rides
  • children’s play area
  • picnic area
  • boules pitch
  • volleyball pitch, slack-line
  • mountain bikes available
  • ping-pong table,
  • books, games & toys to borrow

 


>> The pool, the nearby woodlands, riding



The chapel Notre Dame – Walking in the ‘Albères’ hillside – Bike riding
The chapel Notre Dame is just up the lane – Walking in the ‘Albères’ hillside – Bike riding for families

 
Childrens play area – Picnic area
Childrens play area – Picnic area – Boules pitch



The village of Argelès sur Mer


Argelès is situated by the Mediterranean sea, surrounded by the vast forests and mountainsides of the ‘Albères’ and the Pyrenees,  and just next door to the Spanish border. It is a privileged location offering more than 300 days of sunshine a year !

Traditional market of Argeles sur Mer

Argelès sur Mer offers a large variety of activities :


swimming and sunbathing, of course, water sports and sailing, festivals  and traditions such as the Carnival, St. Jean, 14th July etc., and musical and sporting entertainment all year round. There are numerous shops, bars, restaurants and markets to cater for all tastes.


The richness of culture, the warm climate, and the hospitality of the locals make an ideal tourist destination for your family holiday.


<< The traditional market held twice a week, all year round, in the centre of the village

 

Argeles sur Mer : fireworks, port, beach

 

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Fireworks at Port Argeles - The port and its daily activities – Argelès beach

The ‘department’ Pyrénées-Orientales



With a gentle and sunny climate, the region is loved by people interested in its history, old stones or spectacular scenery, by sporting or walking enthusiasts, by tired city folk who dream of a walk along the seashore, or by the epicureans who love to indulge in good wine and food.

Famous bay of Collioure

Catalan cuisine is characterised by the existence of a wide variety of produce which makes it a cooking-style standing apart from the rest.
Its identity rests on the use of contrasting flavours: sweet/savoury…sweet/sour…and on specific culinary techniques such as ‘sofregit’ and ‘picada’. The Catalan is a ‘llaminer’ , a confectioner, a connoisseur in the preparation of sweetened fine foods. He enjoys eating his  ‘llaminadures’ (confectionaries) as much as making  them! Ollada, bullinada, cargolada, boles de picolat, salpiquet de mongetes, botifarres, fuet, escalivats, crema catalana …just a few examples of the delights you can taste in our department !


<< The famous bay of Collioure


The Pyrenées-Orientales is a region of wines, including the Character wines such as Côtes du Roussillon reds, whites and rosés, or the ‘Festive wines’ Rivesaltes, Banyuls or Maury.
Make time to take the little roads alongside vineyards, to stop in the villages, to visit the wine-properties…the prestigious Château Valmy is just a short drive up around the lane from Mas Lamon !


If you are looking for calm and wellbeing, numerous villages offer spa therapy and treatments, benefits of spa waters or outdoor hot springs.


The Pyrenées-Orientales is the land of 2 rugby... (s) ; it is said that the Catalans have a heart "as big as that!". This heart is oval and its beat has a tendency to speed up when…. the rugby season starts! Over and above the sporting aspect, rugby is today a veritable social phenomenon in this area... whether it is to cheer on their clubs, which are USAP (XV) and the Catalan Dragons  (XIII) , a veritable sea of “blood and gold” flags ripple around the stands at each match.

The Pyrenées-Orientales has a rich and diverse past; numerous sites and museums trace the history of this land, from the oldest European discovery of ancestral bones at Tautavel, the Romanesque art which is so present in Perpignan and throughout the numerous traditional villages of the area, the Cathare castles, the fortifications of Vauban which are listed as UNESCO world heritage... the list is endless…


Visit the official site of l'Office de Tourisme des Pyrénées Orientales.



The mountain train "le Petit Train Jaune" -  Argeles beach - Le Castillet, Perpignan

The mountain train "le Petit Train Jaune" -  Argeles beach - Le Castillet, Perpignan