This apartment is on the Mediterranean at Bacares Grand Plage, 14 Miles from the City of Perpignan and 35 miles from Spain. Just 100m from the Blue flag beach, bars and restaurants, it is a paradise for both water sport enthusiasts and conniseurs of sea food and its just a few miles from Perpignan Airport.
We were Fully Booked in 2004 and 2005 and the apartment has been further enhanced with Air Conditioning in addition to UK Sat Tv, DVD, and CDs/DVDs. The prices shown include electricity, linen, towels and final cleaning-No hidden extras.
If I am not showing weeks available that you are looking for then please note that I have a new 2 bedroom ground floor apartment that sleeps 5. I am renovating this apartment to the same standard with Sat TV, DVD and Music System. I will not be able to show photographs until Easter as I am installing a new kitchen, shower room and bedroom, but I will accept bookings. The prices will be 50Euro/35 per week less than Les Marines as I cannot get permission to erect the Sun Lounge until the residents general meeting in July and therefore the Floor space is 6 sq metres less than Les Marines at 32 sq metres, It is located 50 metres from Les Marines and is closer to the Shops. It will be available for rental from April 25th 2006. This apartment also has a 38 Sq Metre Tiled Terrace.
The apartment at Les Marines is equipped to the highest standard with a full modern kitchen with built in f/f, dishwasher, oven and ceramic hob. It is tiled throughout, and comprises a main bedroom, a second smaller bedroom, a sunlounge and a patio area with table and chairs.
Rentals are from saturday to saturday in high season.
There is a water park, quad biking, water sports and a funfair nearby, a safari park and the vineyards are some of the other attractions within a reasonable travelling distance. Port Barcares lies between the Mediterranean sea and a large lake. The beach is wide and sandy and has an EC Award. The Port has many leisure boats and a good selection of shops and restaurants to visit in the evening.
The region around Perpignan is of great interest, here you can combine a beach holiday with excursions to explore the foothills of the Pyrenees. Villefranche is an interesting town where you can take the little yellow train for a fascinating trip into the Pyrenees. Bacares Village has a regular market with local produce and in Port Barcares there is a a Sea Water Thalassotherapy treatment centre. In July and August the resort throngs with visitors. Cap Leucate is a landmark for both seafarers and migrating birds. It is a popular area for hikers and mountain bikers.
Port Barcares is located on the Golfe du Lion and is home to one of the largest marinas on the French Mediterraean coast the other being at nearby Port Leucate. The Superb beach is Blue Flag and 5 Miles long. It is home to the Lydia, a 100 metre Steamship built in 1931 and deliberately run aground in 1967. The Lydia has been converted into a Casino, Museum and Nightclub and is extremely popular having its own Miss Lydia elected every two weeks during the summer. The area around Barcares is renowned for its seafood, particularly Oysters which are celebrated with a week long festival in March. Wine Production is as important as fishing in this, Frances largest wine producing region. August being an essential season for the peninsula where you can taste a wide range of local wines such as Corbiere, Fitou, Muscat de Rivesaltes and Minervois.
The beach is good for families as there are lifeguards on duty throughout high season. Bacares Grand Plage is vast and even during high season there is loads of room for everyone. 2 Km away between Barcares and Leucate there is a naturist beach for those seeking an all-over tan. Activities available are swimming, sailing schools, windsurfing schools, scuba diving, water skiing, go-karting and quad biking. Cycle hire is available. Sea fishing, boat and sailing trips are readily available in Port Bacares. There are tennis courts and horse riding schools in Barcares, and a championship golf course at St Cyprien (20 Km). On average the area receives 300 days of sunshine a year. During the summer the temperature is usually around 30 degrees with very little rain.
Getting there from the UK:
Ryan Air Fly from Stansted to Perpignan which is 14 miles away. FlyBe fly daily in summer from Birmingham and Southampton to Perpignan. Ryan Air fly from Stansted, East Midlands and Liverpool to Gerona (Spain) & 75 Minutes by car). Ryan Air also fly to Carcassone and Toulouse (90 Minutes). British Airways fly to Toulouse from Birmingham.
Getting there from Ireland:
Ryan Air fly Dublin to Gerona 3 Times a week and have announced a service from Shannon. Aer Lingus Fly to Toulouse. Ryan Air have commenced flights from Dublin to Carcassonne which is 90 minutes away. Irish Ferries sail Rosslare to Cherbourg and Roscoff, and Brittany Ferries from Cork to Cherbourg or Roscoff. Iberia do really cheap flights from Dublin to Barcelona and it is a 2hrs 30 minutes drive but is also a great place to spend a couple of days.