Distances

. . . and journey times.

km miles hrs mins
Transport Centres
Perpignan airport 55 34,2 52
Perpignan railway station 44,3 27,5 48
Girona airport 103 64 1 17
Figueres Vilafant station, Spain 56,3 35 55 TGV station, for Barcelona
Barcelona airport 205 127,4 2 30
Toulouse airport 255 158,4 2 50
Bezier airport 148 92,0 1 50
Carcassonne airport 163 101,3 2 oo
Montpelier airport 200 124,3 2 17
Perpignan centre 44,9 27,9 49 Canal side restaurants, historic centre
Amélie centre 5,9 3,7 8 Our nearest shops. Health spa, Thursday market.
Super/hyper markets
Leader Price 6,4 4 10 Just on the outskirts of Amelie towards Céret. Has 85% “own brand” goods but most are good quality at low prices.
Lidl 11,3 7 17 On the left on the main road just before Céret
Carrefour Market, 24/7 petrol/diesel 13,7 8,5 22 Take route into Céret and follow signs, direction Maureillas
Intermarché, 24/7 petrol/diesel 14,6 9,1 23 Towards Perpignan, on main road just the other side of Céret
Auchan Hypermarket, 24/7 petrol/diesel 42,5 26,4 45 On LHS of main road into Perpignan (non-motorway route – look for slip road off to right). Has a reasonable mall of other shops; Décathlon and Nature are both nearby,
Wine Caves – our choice of just three of the many….  Click on the name to download our “Mas Guardiole Wine Trail” notes . . .
Domaine Alquier, St Jean-Pla-de-Corts 20,1 12,5 30 Gold medal winning Reds, within sight of Montbolo, (terrific panoramic view) .
Terrassous, Terrats 31,4 19,5 45 Often our choice for Christmas (“les Pierres Plates” red and Rivesaltes Ambré)
Oliveda, Capmany, Spain 47,1 29,3 55 An excellent range including red’s aged in oak at great prices.
Some of the Places of Interest……
Argeles Port 41,9 26 53 Lovely beach, marina, promenade to Argeles Plage for bars, restaurants and seaside shops,
Arles-sur-Tech 9,6 6 16 Benedictine Abbey, museum of Catalan fabrics, once centre of the local iron industry,
Besalú, Spain 84 52,2 1 15 Lovely walled medieval town, site of National Historical Interest, museum of miniatures
Cadaques, Spain 90,7 56,4 1 32 Attractive whitewashed ex fishing port. Dali’s principle home
Carcassonne 154 95,7 1 44 Magnificently restored Castle/walled town on the Grand scale!
Castelnou 39,3 24,4 43 Very pretty, nicely renovated fortified hilltop village
Ceret 14 8,7 22 Museum of Modern Art, great Saturday morning market, nice medieval centre.
Col de Fonfrède 23,6 14,7 33 Local beauty spot, for picnics & walks
Collioure 45,8 28,5 57 Very picturesque medieval harbour, church, fort
Empúries, Spain 81 50,3 1 10 Fantastic archealogical remains from early Greek to late Roman Empire.
St Marti d’Empúries, Spain Wonderful protected port village whose existence triggered the birth & growth of Empuries,
Figueres, Spain 53,1 33 51 Dali museum (unforgettable), nice market town, TGV station for easiest access to Barcelona.
Gorges de la Fou 12 7,5 18 Our Grand Canyon, but very narrow rather than very wide!
La Jonquera, Spain 34,4 21,4 41 Spirits, tobacco, perfume tc, at “tax free” prices Excellent new, mid-size shopping mall.
Le Perthus 27,7 17,2 39 Frontier runs down middle of the street, cheap booze etc., Fort Belleguarde, VERY busy town.
Empuriabrava, Spain 70 43,5 1 10 Built around a system of canals, seafront market Saturdays
L’Escala, Spain 81 50,3 1 30 Sunday morning market, traditional Catalan seaside town, lovely beaches
Maureillas-las-Illas 21 13 33 Cork museum
Mont Louis 89,5 55,6 1 29 Fortified town, Solar furnace.
Port-Vendres 48,6 30,2 58 Working fishing port and some-time cruise liner stop.
Prats de Mollo 27,7 17,2 31 Nice, unspoilt walled town, Fort Lagarde (Vauban) summer spectacular
Roses, Spain 74 46 1 15 Tourist resort, fishing port, Sunday market
Salses-le-Château 57,9 36 1 13 Impressive defences on the original border between France and Catalonia
Tautauvel 73,4 45,6 1 8 “Tautauvel Man” site: important link in human development
Villefranche de Conflent 61 37,9 1 2 YELLOW TRAIN terminus, great caves, walled village, castle.
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