About Pyrénées-Orientales and Perpignan near Spain

Originally posted on & updated on 8th June, 2024

The Pyrénées-Orientales is a famous wine-growing area and a still a relatively unknown tourist spot so it still has plenty of untouched natural French charm. Located in Southern France, the Pyrénées-Orientales borders the Mediterranean and benefits from its warmer than average climate.

The capital, Perpignan, is twinned with the UK city of Lancaster and is home to around 300,000 people. The area is full of many ancient buildings and despite the fact that some of the city walls were removed at the beginning of the 20th century to accommodate urban development, the area still retains a very rural feel.

As well as being a city full of medieval history, Perpignan is also a cultural and outdoor city fully embracing the outdoor activities lifestyles. You can enjoy a wide variety of activities ranging from golf to canyoning and snowboarding to bird-watching. And as the area is so close to the Mediterranean Sea, you can find miles of sandy beaches surrounded by beautiful countryside only 15 minutes away.

Thanks to the Mountainous landscape surrounding Perpignan, there is plenty of opportunity to find a luxury home hidden away yet still only a stone’s throw from the town. So if you are looking for a property in Occitanie, the Pyrénées-Orientales is the perfect option for people who want to enjoy the great outdoors, relax on a sandy beach and take in some culture all in the same day!

Here at my-french-house.com we have a great selection of properties in this area and also across the border; take a look at these new villas and apartments in Spain. And don’t forget our portfolio is updated daily!

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