Ours is a typical winegrower's house - spacious + welcoming with a shady patio garden. You can eat in the garden or on the balcony overlooking the vines + views of the mountains. Maury is a pretty village, famous for its high quality wines which you can taste + buy from the Cave Cooperative of the Vignerons of Maury + the Maison du Terroir where you can also visit the tourist information centre, buy local produce, + enjoy a haute cuisine meal. There are other cafés restaurants - the 'Café de la Placette' (grills, pizza, snacks), bar restaurant 'La Piscine' open in summer beside the village swimming pool, 'L'Auberge de Quéribus' (restaurant), + 'Le Pichenouille' (resto-cave). Shops: bakers with freshly baked bread + mouth-watering pastries, grocers, newsagents, chemist, 2 doctors, the open-air swimming pool, tennis court, football pitch, + children's playground. Around Maury are quaint villages, fabulous views, forests, gorges, + old Cathar castles. Overlooking Maury is the ruined Quéribus castle. Nearby, in Tautavel, is the largest museum of prehistory in Europe. The Gorges de Galamus nr St Paul-de-Fenouillet is spectacular. Within easy driving distance is the dinosaur museum, Espéraza, and the legendary village of Rennes-le-Château. The tourist train ('Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes') passes through Maury. You can ramble, rockclimb, go horse-riding, canyoning, + rafting. There are winter ski-resorts close by, + the scuba-divers' path at Banyuls, many seaside resorts, picturesque coves, fortified towns such as Mont Louis, Villefranche-de-Conflent, caves to explore, the solar oven at Font Romeu, and 'Le Petit Train Jaune' from Villefranche-de-Conflent. We are only 40 miles from Spain, 55 miles from Figueras (Dali Museum), 75 miles from Andorra, and 85 miles from Carcassonne, + 18 miles from Perpignan Airport. Perpignan town offers shopping + history - incl. the medieval Palace of the Kings of Majorca ('Palais des Rois de Majorque.