Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda apartment rental - Absolute centre ville location of apartment
Absolute centre ville location of apartment
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda Apartment Rental Photos and Description
70m2 spacious 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom - 1st flr apartment


Absolute centre ville location of this beautiful historic French spa town. This 1st floor, 2 bedroom, one bathroom apartment has been recently renovated but retains all of its period features and charm such as the polished oak floors, high ceilings, french doors and windows and juliet balconies. A good 2 bedroom holiday apartment is a rare find so close to the atmosphere, energy and buzz of such a vibrant French town. To top it off, it includes access to one private secure car parking space (open air) just around the corner to take away all of those town centre traffic and parking hassles (peace of mind).

RIGHT AT YOUR DOORSTEP: Not one but two boulangeries at the front door, charcuterie, launderette, fromagerie, caves, cafes and bars all within 100m. Amelie les Bains has a daily (7 days) open air fruit & veg market selling locally grown produce and is located in the La Republic Square at the rear of the apartment building.

The town centre offers an abundance of good cafes, bistros and bars including a small casino all just a short walk from the apartment. The town square and central meeting place is 50m away and is always a buzz with activity and energy during the daytime. At night it takes on a more relaxed laid back persona with the cafes and food outlets leisurely catering for the local residents and visitors alike.

Amelie les Bains Palalda is noted for its two historic thermal spas which are in easy walking distance from the apartment (600m). Both spas offer a multitude of services at VERY reasonable rates especialy if you are intending to stay in Amelie for an extended period.

THINGS TO DO / PLACES TO VISIT: The local regional tourist office is located in the same street as the apartment and has a wealth of tourist information about the local area in both French & English.

Closest major towns or villages - Ceret 10 mins drive for Museum, larger Supermarkets and commercial stores.

To the Mediterranean - 45 minutes drive to Collioure, Argels-sur-Mer or Banyuls-sur-Mer.

To the mountains - Mont-Louis 1hr 45mins drive or Andorra 3hr drive (winter skiing destinations).

To historic Carcassonne or Sete - 2hrs drive, Nimes 2hr 30 mins, Beziers 1hr 30min, Narbonne 1hr 15min.

To Spain - Barcelona - 2 hours drive, Girona 1 hour drive, Figueres 50min drive.

Closest major French cities - Perpignan 45mins drive, Montpellier 2 hrs drive, Toulouse 2.5 drive.

ROUTE DE VINS - BANYULS-SER-MER to PERPIGNAN: Langeuedoc-Roussillon is wine country. Languedoc-Roussillon is the world’s largest wine-producing region. On the coast road between Banyuls Ser Mer and Perpignan you will experience countless opportunities to visit and taste the wines of the region.

In the heart of their valleys, the Roussillon Vintners make you discover the diversity of their terroirs with fifteen varieties of a declination of wines of exception: wines to AOC red, rosé or white.

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4 Reviews of Property 941867 in Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda, France

2 Bedroom - Absolute Centre Ville - Inc Parking - 2 bedrooms for the price of 1
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
2 Bedroom - Absolute Centre Ville - Inc Parking - 2 bedrooms for the price of 1
Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda Vallespir

Welcoming apartment in a charming village

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
As others have said, Amelie is a lovely village and the apartment is clean, comfortable, well equipped and in an excellent location with the added bonus of English TV connection. The balcony is wonderful with a pretty view between the adjoining buildings.
The daily fruit and vegetable market behind the apartment is a fabulous and cheap source of local produce. On some days oysters can be purchased and enjoyed with a glass of wine and bread at the cafe next to the market. There are several restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk and in the late afternoon there is regular entertainment - anything from street musicians to dancing and flamenco performances; or a game of petanque. There is also a great wine shop in rue Vallespir with a very knowledgeable owner and an extensive selection of local wines
We stayed for three weeks and did not have a car. A taxi from Perpignan on arrival (pre-booked) cost 75 euros. After that we used the one euro local bus to surrounding villages and for the return trip to Perpignan. The bus station is not more than a few hundred metres from the apartment and the buses have a luggage compartment. The bus terminal in Perpignan adjoins the train station. Couldn't be easier!
The daily excursions from the Amelie bus station are very reasonably priced and go everywhere from Collioure to Figueres and beyond. I even spent a day on the Midi Canal. The lady at the bus station is a gem and speaks English - as do the people in the Tourist Office.
I found navigating the thermal spas a bit challenging on the first couple of visits.They are set up to cater for 'curistes' rather than 'tourists' - so, there is no casual lounging in open pools. However, having figured out how it all works it was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed some great treatments. I am assured that they are working hard to make it an even greater experience for casual visitors.
The owners are charming and go out of their way to ensure that you have a happy visit. Highly recommended.
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback about Amelie & our apartment. I hope you can come back again in the future . Regards Ian Baker.
Helpful votes: 3/3
2 Bedroom - Absolute Centre Ville - Inc Parking - 2 bedrooms for the price of 1
Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda Vallespir

Excellent place to stay!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
As another reviewer said, this is an older apartment, but we found it to be charmingly French. The squeaky living room floor just adds to the charm, we thought. It was clean and well furnished as the listing described. The balcony off the kitchen receives some intense sunshine and is a great place to relax. A main street location puts everything you might need just a few steps from the front door and a daily food market around the corner is a plus. We were there for 4 weeks and made good use of the 1 euro buses, choosing not to rent a car. There are numerous interesting and pretty sites to see nearby and pleasant areas to walk. Amélie itself is a scenic small town with the Tech River rushing through and surrounded by low mountains. Ian was an attentive owner and prompt with his replies to any questions we had. We would definitely recommend this apartment as we found it to be an excellent place to stay in a great location!
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive comments John. I am always pleased to hear that guests have enjoyed both the apartment and Amelie itself as it is a wonderful community. Regards, Ian.
Helpful votes: 5/5
2 Bedroom - Absolute Centre Ville - Inc Parking - 2 bedrooms for the price of 1
Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda Vallespir
kearsarge, nh

Perfectly wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
This apartment in Amelie is terrific. Exactly as described and pictured. It is an older apartment, but had everything I needed and was clean. I loved the center-of-town location. It was so easy to find everything, from the cheese shop next door, the market behind, to the tourist office down the street.
Ian was extremely helpful with suggestions of things to do in-and-around Amelie. I was there for one week and found several half-day hikes which required no driving (I especially liked the one to the Chapelle, ask at the tourist office). I also found it easy to get to beautiful seaside towns like Collioure and Banyuls. If you want to visit the mountains by train, Le Petit Train Jaune is not too far away, either. I even had time to book a massage at les Thermes.
I would highly recommend a visit to Amelie if you are looking for a small, friendly and charming French town which is a good base for exploring the region.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback Clare we are pleased that you enjoyed our apartment & Amelie as much as we do when we visit. You are correct their is so much to see and do in the local area and the town has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Please come again. Ian & Karen Baker.
Helpful votes: 6/6
2 Bedroom - Absolute Centre Ville - Inc Parking - 2 bedrooms for the price of 1
Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda Vallespir

5* Apartment.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We stayed in this apartment for one month in April. We had wonderful time, no complaints at all. The rooms were all really big and airy, the French windows were really lovely to look out of and let lots of light in. The terrace at the back is a wonderful touch, and is covered from all wind, so its always warm there and we spent hours sunbathing. It was also spotless when we arrived.
The agency were helpful with the language barrier, which made things alot easier. And the neighbours in the building were also friendly.
The area was also really lovely. Theres lots of little bars/cafes and a couple of restaurants literally on the doorstep. The shops are either directly underneath you or just around the corner, and the fruit and veg market came in very handy.
The market in Ceret, (about 5 minutes away,) was the best French Market we've been too. Atleast 100 stalls and lots of atmosphere with a small Jazz band playing as you walk round. Collioure is also a must visit, very beautiful port town and thanks to Ian's recommendation we visited there twice in the space of a week.
Finally Ian was the most helpful Landlord we've had so far on our French travels. Very helpful and concerned, and always responded within 24 hours even with the distance!
5* apartment and location. Will definitely be returning!
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback Melanie about our apartment. I am glad you enjoyed your moth in Amelie as it is a beautiful town with lots of character and energy and so much to do in close proximity. Hopefully we will see you again next year. Regards, Ian Baker.
Helpful votes: 15/18