FrenchCatalanHoliday

Getting there

The house is well served by air, rail and road links. Perpignan is the nearest airport (approx. 40 minutes), Girona (just over the Spanish border) and Beziers are about an hour and a half, and Carcassone and Montpellier are about 2 hours. Barcelona and Toulouse are about two and a half hours away.

Ryanair flies to Perpignan and Girona, Carcassonne, & Montpellier.
Flybe flies to Perpignan, Beziers & Toulouse.
Easyjet flies to Montpellier, Toulouse & Barcelona.
Or try British Airways/Air France/Iberia for offers on flights to Barcelona, Montpellier, Toulouse and Girona.

(CHECK WEBSITES FOR LATEST ROUTES & TIMETABLES.)


Vinça is the nearest railway station - the intercity line is at Perpignan, which has a high-speed link to Paris and Barcelona. Car (motorrail) services run to Narbonne, about an hour away.

The A9 autoroute (Perpignan south exit, signed for Andorre) is the nearest motorway - about 30 minutes drive.

Finestret, the village, is on the GR36 - Grande Randonnee 36 - the walking / hiking trail that runs from Ouistreham in the north of France to Bourg-Madame in the southern Pyrenees, nearly into Spain. Autumn, winter, spring are great seasons for walking in the south - cooler than the summer months, and still beautiful and sunny most days of the year. A few hours' walk takes you to the Chalet des Cortalets, a beautiful resting place on Mont Canigou, and refuge of the French Resistance in the Second World War: http://refugedescortalets.ffcam.fr/ 
Take a short break at the house, by arrangement, depending on the number of nights. We can arrange a food hamper for a small service charge, and can advise on local transport, car hire etc.
For more walking / hiking info: http://www.gr-infos.com/en/gr36p.htm

Click here to make a booking enquiry for the house.


More information