Find happiness just a few steps from the club!
France and Spain have not always been on the best of terms in Pyrénées Orientales, but they did succeed in creating Catalonia, a land rich with culture! Ideally located, Les Dunes is an excellent starting point to discover this unique architectural and cultural heritage...
1. Take time to go back in time.
Head to the fortress of Salses for starters! It was built at the end of the 15th century to guard the ancient border. Discover the stronghold and immerse yourself in the atmosphere that reigns there. Vauban’s military engineering skills fill the air, but the ambience is softened by the surrounding landscapes, between the Salses lagoons and the Corbières hills. The Treaty of the Pyrenees ceded Roussillon to France in 1659 and since that time peace has reigned in the region!
2. While away the hours.
We continue our journey through time within the fortified walls of Castelnou, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Stroll along the narrow cobbled streets up to the medieval castle and enjoy an exceptional view of the mountains! Will you catch a glimpse of the famous Canigou mountain in the distance? On your way back down, make a gourmet stop in one of the many cafés or restaurants and let yourself be attracted by the workshops of painters and craftsmen…
3. Set your watch to Catalan time!
Only twenty minutes from the club, Perpignan, the capital of Pyrénées Orientales, is a must-visit and the last major city before the Spanish border! Soak in the Catalan atmosphere of its churches, monuments and museums – you will be won over by the city’s vitality. After exploring the centuries-old streets of the city centre, take the time to admire the Palace of the Kings of Majorca before jumping back into the present to enjoy its shops and bustling energy!