French Gite Holidays

Laroque des Alberes in the Occitanie Region

The Occitanie region just north of the Spanish border in Southern France is an area of outstanding beauty and interest with a wealth of places to visit and enjoy including  Perpignan, Beziers and Montpellier. Ideal for a holiday in the South of France.

Appartement Mimosas sits just outside the village centre of Laroque des Alberes which is about 20 minutes from the Spanish border has easy access to the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenean mountain range. Argeles sur Mer and Collioure about 15 minutes and 20 minutes’ drive away respectively, although there are plenty of local amenities including restaurants, bars and shops only a short walk away. Appartement Mimosas is also conveniently situated 20 minutes from the A9 auto route, and approximately 12 hours driving time from the Channel Ports of Calais or Dunkirk.

There are pleasant walks that can be accessed literally yards from the entrance to the property. Many of our guests have stated how perfect the location is for a do it yourself orienteering holiday or cycling holiday using the gite as a centre for exploring the area.

The region is famous for “les Chateaux du pays Cathar” with local castles, towns and villages dating back over 800 years. Historic towns such as Collioure, Castelnou, Elne, and Perpignan can all be reached within 30 minutes. The nearest market town of Ceret is famous for its cherry festival and is a wonderful place to visit during its Saturday morning market Be assured you will not have a shortage of tourist places to visit in France even if you just focus your holiday on this region.

Rennes Le Chateau of Da Vinci code fame is about an hour and twenty minutes drive via Rivesalte and is well worth a visit, anyone interested in the Knights Templar will be spoilt for choice of the places to visit in this region which is steeped in the history from that period.

There are lakes a golf course, at St Cyprien, and miles of coastline to explore, while the Pyrenees are are also right on the doorstep. There is plenty of opportunity to take walks of varying degrees of difficulty and also much on offer to the cyclist.

The Pyrenees hosts a number of ski resorts which can be reached in around 2 hours from Appartement Mimosas  during the winter months and Les Angles offers facilities for all levels of skier and is an attractive place to visit at any time of the year


A Few Places to Visit in the South of France