(IN SHORT) Argelès-Sur-Mer, a picturesque town located south of Perpignan on the Mediterranean coast, is promoting its winter offerings. The town’s mild climate and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal destination for a winter getaway. Visitors can explore coastal trails, visit the park of Valmy castle, hike to the Massane Tower for panoramic views, savor Mediterranean cuisine, cycle through vineyards, and enjoy the winter beaches.
(PRESS RELEASE) London, UK 2023-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Escape the Winter in Argelès-Sur-Mer. With the firm arrival of Winter, there is no better time for a trip to French town of Argelès-Sur-Mer.
Located 25 kilometres south of Perpignan and with its mild climate, this picturesque refuge is ideal for those looking for a getaway close to the borders of the Mediterranean coast.
The town’s breathtaking surroundings, where the Pyrenees plunge into the sea, and its rich cultural heritage, offer a multitude of landscapes for those seeking the calm of nature and make Argelès-Sur-Mer the perfect destination this season:
Discover its coastal trails – Explore the coastal paths that wind along the coast of Argelès-Sur-Mer
Discover the natural beauty of the region while walking along the cliffs, surrounded by panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the autumn and winter colours blooming which make these hikes even more special. More information about the coastal path HERE.
Visit the park of Valmy castle – a must-see to immerse yourself in the history of the region
This 19th-century castle offers a fascinating look at the architecture and art of the time. Although the interior of the castle is private, the park, open to the public, offers wonderful views of the city and is among the most beautiful in the Pyrénées-Orientales. More information HERE.
The Massane Tower at the top of the Alberes mountains
From Valmy, it’s a good half-day’s walk to the Massane Tower, offering panoramic views of the Canigou massif, the Roussillon plain and the Catalan coastline. Built at the end of the 13th century, the Tour de la Massane is a symbol of the area it dominates at an altitude of almost 800 metres. Accessible via a fairly strenuous hike forming a 14-kilometre loop starting from Parc de Valmy, this walk promises a well-deserved sense of escape and freedom. A walk in winter is an enchanting way to discover these Catalan lands in a different way.
Delight in the flavours of the Mediterranean coast
Enjoying the authentic flavours of Mediterranean cuisine in the charming restaurants of Argelès-Sur-Mer, where Catalan and French-influenced cuisine fuse together, is another recommended plan at this destination. The town boasts a wide range of products based on zero-kilometre produce, such as fresh fish, seafood and delicious products that can be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere by the sea. An experience that can be completed with a walk through its markets in the historic centre of the city. Every day, fresh fish for direct sale arrives at the Quai du Môle in the port. On Wednesdays and Saturdays it is the turn of the traditional market, while on Sundays, local producers of fruits, vegetables or cheeses, show and sell their excellent product to visitors.
Cycle its vineyards
Argelès-Sur-Mer is also known for its production of exceptional wines and these first weeks of autumn become the perfect time to enjoy a walk through the vineyards. Renting bikes to explore the local vineyards while enjoying wine tastings at nearby wineries is certainly an experience that allows you to combine food and wine with active tourism.
The winter beaches
This charming town boast up to 300 days of sunshine a year. Therefore, taking advantage of the low season on the beaches of Argelès-Sur-Mer, enjoying the soft sun and the warm waters of the Mediterranean, whether to sunbathe or take a relaxing walk along the shore, are at this time of year an experience full of tranquillity and relaxation.
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Hugging the Serra de la Albera, the coastal town of Argelès-sur-Mer brings together all the ingredients to enjoy its rich natural and cultural heritage. This ancient royal city dating back to the 9th century is located just 25 km from Perpignan and stretches along almost 10 km of the Mediterranean Sea. Argelès-Sur-Mer offers a wide variety of activities for all tastes, through a unique blend of nature, culture, gastronomy and adventure. The perfect place to enjoy a memorable getaway.