Argeles-sur-Mer, where the sea meets the mountains… This southern beach town is located at the foot of the Alberes massif, which reaches an altitude of 1,157 metres, and offers exceptional panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea. Argeles-sur-Mer is a paradise for travellers who feel like swimming in the sea: the water can reach 24°C during summer on the beaches of Argeles-sur-Mer, and the town enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year (yes! That’s only 65 days per year without sunshine!).
Located on the marvellous Cote Vermeille (Vermilion Coast), the beautiful scenery will take your breath away. As the crow flies, Argeles-sur-Mer is located just a few kilometres from Spain, and less than half an hour from the Col du Perthus if you feel like visiting Catalonia. The town has a definite Iberian atmosphere, the border between the two countries always having been susceptible to Spanish influences.
Argeles-sur-Mer has more to offer than its sunny coves and 7 kilometres of golden sands (not bad for starters!). A wide range of entertainment is on offer all year round, especially in the summer: between the Deferlantes Festival, Saint John’s Eve, the Diad'Argeles parties that are 100% Catalan and the Racou festival, there’s plenty to see and do in Argeles-sur-Mer.
You’ll also find thousands of activities for some unforgettable experiences nearby your holiday rentals in Argeles-sur-Mer: sea kayaking to watch the sun go down over the Pyrenees, paddle boarding along the River Tech, windsurfing and learning how to dive off the nearby Plage des Pins, snorkelling, fishing, etc.
Even if you haven’t brought your sea legs, you won’t be left out in Argeles-sur-Mer: you’ll find plenty of activities to do back on dry land that are just as exciting. Nature walks discovering the Mediterranean flora and fauna, horse riding, mini golf, and the treetop adventure course for some family fun, dizzying descents on your mountain bike, Luna Park for reliving your childhood, escape games and paintball... And how about extending your stay at your holiday rentals in Argeles-sur-Mer?
Vacanceole has a range of holiday accommodation with pool in Argeles-sur-Mer: studios for 2 to 4 people, apartments for 4 to 6 people, and holiday houses for 6 to 8 people. All of our accommodation has a balcony or patio, for balmy evenings in the Mediterranean heat. Some of our accommodation has been adapted to welcome disabled people.
In Argeles-sur-Mer, the residence Les Demeures de la Massane*** is waiting to take care of you: an outdoor pool with a jacuzzi and massage jets for relaxing, a fitness area for keeping you in shape, a wellbeing area for pampering yourself, a kids’ club and play area so you don’t have to listen to the never ending cries of, “I’m boreeeeed...” as soon as you open your book... The icing on the cake? This Argeles-sur-Mer holiday accommodation with kids’ club has received the Green Key label, a national certification in the tourism industry which recognises efforts carried out for the environment.
As a result, by renting holiday accommodation in Argeles-sur-Mer with Vacanceole, you’re also standing up for sustainable tourism and biodiversity. On the topic of biodiversity, the residence les Demeures de la Massane*** is more than keeping up appearances: the residence houses and funds a bee hive, and opts for environmentally certified products as often as possible. Perfect for an environmentally friendly holiday!
A trip not to be missed: Collioure in Côte Vermaille. This postcard decor combines colorful houses, turquoise water and sailing boats. You will enjoy enjoying an ice cream on the bay while watching the sunset over the port.
Cross the border in the direction of Barcelona. The city is 2 hours from Argelès-sur-mer. Have fun finding all the buildings that Gaudí had built. If you want to visit the Sagrada Familia, Güell Park or one of Gaudí's houses (Batlló or Milà), remember to book in advance to avoid queues. As for gastronomy, you will find everything in Barcelona, especially tapas. It's the ideal city to spend a good evening!
The "x" is pronounced "ch" as in the Basque Country, the "ll" are pronounced "ye", the "s" at the end of the word are not always pronounced... If you want to have a pronunciation course on the names of towns and villages in the Pyrénées Orientales and to know many other expressions of the region, discover the hilarious videos of Flodama.