Reynes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
€1,000 - €2,200 per week
Though tucked away from a busy noisy world, it is easy to access lots of interesting places due to the excellent location of the Mas, near the French/Spanish border.
The nearby village of Céret (at 9 km) is a vibrant Catalan town, with a colorful history of legends, traditions, music and art. It is a delightful old world town with a modern art museum which features works by Picasso, who once frequented this town. Each Saturday morning there is one of the best markets in the department or you can just sit under 150 yr old Plane trees and watch the world go by.
Within 30 minutes you can reach the Mediterranean beaches of nearby beautiful Collioure, Argeles sur Mer and St.Cyprien.
Perpignan, at 30 km, is the department capital and was the seat of the Kings of Majorca and boasts many fine public buildings which are well worth a visit………..the Royal Palace,the Castillet also the railway station the roof of which was painted by Dali is a must.
Spain is also very close by and in a day you can easily visit Figueres with the eccentric Dali Museum and then on to Cadaques/Portlligat to visit Dali’s home which is now also a museum and then stroll the small streets of one the best preserved villages on the Costa Brava.
Just further down the coast at Sant Mardi (just beside L’Escala) you can visit the excavated Greek/Roman port town of Empuries with a very fine museum displaying the artefacts and history of the town. When you are exhausted by all that culture you relax on a fine golden sand beach just beside the excavations or lunch in the pleasant village of Sant Marti.
Barcelona is about two hours away on the motorway and is one of the most interesting and exciting cities in Europe with a huge range of sights to visit.