Gites for couples in the Pyrenees. The beautiful, undiscovered part of France.
Welcome to our gites for couples in the Pyrenees. Situated only 45 miles from Perpignan, we aim to offer couples a memorable holiday in this beautiful part of the Languedoc Roussillon. We are pleased to offer you – La Terrasse and The Orchard Studio.
We have two clean, comfortable and very well equipped gites in the Pyrenees Orientales and both are available to rent all year round offering complete relaxation and comfort for couples. Both gites have internet access which we offer free of charge.
Since we live here and speak French we are happy to help in any way we can to help make the most of your holiday: you might need help booking a table at a restaurant, planning a day out or choosing one of the best places to have a picnic, all you need to do is ask.
This area is simply beautiful. The villages of Fosse and Le Vivier are nestled at the top of a gorge flanked by the ancient castles of the village of Fenouillet. Our gites offer our guests the unique experience of rural France and are the perfect base from which to explore the glorious countryside of the Fenouilledes by car, bicycle or foot. Although the villages are tucked away, we are not isolated and the nearest large supermarket is 15 minutes drive away in Saint Paul de Fenouillet. The bread and grocery vans visit regularly and this is a great way to meet the locals, there is even a pizza van in Fosse that comes every Tuesday evening.
There are many open air markets in the surrounding villages of the Pyrenees-Orientales where you can stock up on fresh bread and locally grown vegetables as well as cheeses and wines from the region. However, try not to rush as there is always time to sit in a café and watch the world go by. You will soon find out why we think it is one of the friendliest and best kept secrets in France.
Over a thousand years ago the Cathars lived their frugal lives in this area, protected by castles built on the most inaccessible peaks. They can be visited and the views from them are simply breathtaking. Queribus, Peyrepertuse and Puilaurens are all within a 20 minute drive. If the the books the Da Vinci Code, Labyrinth, and The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail have interested you, they all have connections with this area. Bring your pendulums and divining rods… You can also visit the old Chapitre at Saint Paul de Fenouillet which dates back to the 9th century and was believed to be built by the Templars (so the curator told me)
In each gite we have suggested a wide variety of days out by car. If you enjoy walking in peace and quiet, you can wander all day through untouched countryside without seeing another soul. When it is hot you can always find forest walks in the cooler shade and afterwards you could even have a swim in the large open air pool in Fosse which is open 6 afternoons per week throughout July and August.
If you like the idea of walking in the Pyrenees, we would suggest you come April/May or September to November to avoid the heat.
Nature & Wildlife
Spring time in the South of France is a wonderful time to visit. You will see some beautiful wild flowers, especially the wild orchids which are spectacular. Miniature alpine narcissi, irises and fritillaria all grow nearby. Bird watching in the South of France offers a wide variety of birdlife, from the comical hoopoe, the elusive golden oriel and the european bee-eater to the huge raptors which can be seen circling high above.
If you prefer something more adventurous there is white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing, skiing, horse riding and snowboarding. All these activities are available locally or at the coast.
Get in touch!
If you are interested in long winter lets in the south of France please contact us for rates.