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Canet en Roussillon - perfect for sea and sun

The resort town of Canet en Roussillon, situated in the south of France at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains, is a town that answers all your needs for a great seaside location. Blessed with superb sunny weather for most of the year, and with the advantage of wonderful safe, clean sandy beaches and a bustling marina, Canet would be gorgeous even if it were not located in one of the prettiest and most scenic areas of the French Mediterranean. The backdrop of the Pyrénées, with their snowy peaks in winter and their shimmering presence in summer, adds a real touch of magic to the town. It's not surprising it is one of the region's most popular property hotspots!

Lots to do in Canet en Roussillon

Canet en Roussillon is a resort that is completely at ease with its identity as a popular holiday spot, and effortlessly provides all the facilities and entertainments that are required to maintain its position as one of the best resorts in the region. The town has a host of cultural events, and these are frequently connected to its Catalan heritage, so expect an exotically Spanish flair and flavour! There are some perhaps surprisingly sophisticated shops and restaurants, excellent local wines to try and buy, bars, nightclubs and fun for all the family.

Winter in Canet en Roussillon is a much quieter affair

A word of warning though, for those who may be considering living permanently in Canet. Although there are still some shops, bars and restaurants open out of season, many do close after the end of October, so expect a general quietening down of life in the winter. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, many look forward to the peace and quiet after the frenetic pace of the summer season!

Sports town

Amongst its many attributes, Canet en Roussillon is known as a sports town... that is, it offers an almost bewildering array of different sporting opportunities, many connected with the sea and the mountains that so characterise this region of France. Here, or certainly nearby, in the appropriate seasons, you can scuba dive, water ski, paraglide, fly a kite (an altogether rather more sophisticated and exciting version of what you probably remember doing in childhood!), sail, windsurf, rock climb, go mountain biking, ski, snowboard, dog sled... and more!

Out and about

The geographical location of Canet presents you with some great possibilities for exploration of this part of France… and even of Catalan Spain. Barcelona is an hour or so down the road, and all the Costa Brava resorts too. Then you could choose to discover the beautiful mediaeval city of Carcassonne, immortalised recently in the best selling book "Labyrinth", go high up into the mountains, visit the lovely fishing villages that dot this part of the coastline, or take a trip around the vineyards and enjoy trying the many delicious wines that are produced here.

How to get there

Perpignan is the nearest airport, and there are flights from around the UK with Ryanair, bmibaby and flybe. Girona and Carcassonne are also near enough to be useful, both being served by Ryanair. The TGV runs to Perpignan from Paris, which makes train travel simplicity itself, and you can even continue on down to enjoy a trip to the Spanish resort of Figures, or to the great city of Barcelona.

Property prices and availability in and around Canet en Roussillon

Property prices in and near Canet en Roussillon are fairly high, as the seaside location and all its other advantages make it a very desirable location. If you are considering buying to let, or letting out your own property when you are not using it, Canet is a great location to choose as it has a strong appeal for holiday makers and is popular for a long season due to the excellent weather the area enjoys.

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Canet en Roussillon AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Canet en Roussillon?

Canet en Roussillon is situated on the Mediterranean coast in the south of France close to the Spanish border. It lies in the east of the Pyrénées-Orientales department.

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Population: 12,200

Access: By air: Fly to Perpignan, Carcassonne or Girona. By rail: The TGV runs from Paris to Perpignan, and also from Perpignan to Barcelona, which makes getting to and from Canet really simple.

Economy: The economy is based around tourism.

Interesting fact: Canet en Roussillon is one of the most sophisticated of the Pyrenean seaside resorts, with an Olympic sized swimming pool, night clubs, great shopping and sporting facilities as well as a fascinating cultural programme.

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