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Soak up the local flavor in Argeles-sur-Mer

For a different side of France, try Argeles-sur-Mer. Situated on the Languedoc coast, this popular seaside resort is in French Catalonia, which means it has a distinct style and feel, unlike anywhere else in the country. It's a popular summer getaway for French families, who come to it for its many family-friendly attractions and its long, sandy beach. It's also got plenty of local and international restaurants, as well as quite a few lively bars and nightclubs, so there's something for grown-ups too. With a centrally located Argeles-sur-Mer vacation rental, you'll never be far from all that the resort has to offer.

Things to do

Life is a roller-coaster, you just gotta ride it

Whether you're young or young at heart, there's plenty to see and do in Argeles-sur-Mer and the surrounding area. At Luna Park, you'll find many fun rides, including a roller-coaster, a water flume, and a ferris wheel that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Or why not nip next door to Canyoning Park, where you can climb, abseil, and jump from man-made waterfalls. There are also numerous cultural attractions in the area, including the Ceret Museum of Modern Art, and the Chateau Royal de Collioure, a royal castle in nearby Collioure, a picturesque fishing village.


On, off, and over the beach at Argeles-sur-Mer

Whatever you do, make sure to bring your shorts. The award-winning beach at Argeles-sur-Mer stretches for 4 miles, and is very popular with locals and travelers during the warm summer months. There's a whole host of activities happening on and off the beach, including volleyball, surfing, and diving. If that's not enough to get your adrenaline pumping, you can also go skydiving. After some fun in the sun, take a walk along the tree-lined Promenade du Front de Mer, which lies close to many restaurants, late-night bars, and a beachfront casino.


Shorts, T-shirts, flip-flops, and maybe an umbrella, just in case

Argeles-sur-Mer has a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, dry summers and cool winters with some rainfall. From May to September, you can expect average highs in the 70s, with July temperatures pushing up into the 80s. There's rainfall throughout the year, although you may want to avoid going in May, which is the wettest month of the year. As it gets pretty busy here during the peak summer months (as it does in the rest of the region), Argeles-sur-Mer vacation rentals tend to be cheaper in the quieter months of September and October.

Natural features

Take a walk on the wild side in the French Pyrenees

One of the best things about Argeles-sur-Mer is surely its background—the Pyrenees. This mighty mountain range, which straddles the border between France and Spain, overlooks the seaside town and provides a very scenic backdrop. The mountains are covered in beech and oak trees, and are home to many species of wildlife. The 830-acre National Nature Reserve of the Massane Forest is only 15 miles from Argeles-sur-Mer, and is one of the few ancient forests in France. Its tough walks and rich ecology make it a must for anyone who fancies getting back to nature.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Argeles-sur-Mer

Fly into Perpignan (PGF-Perpignan - Rivesaltes Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Argelès-sur-Mer Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Argelès-sur-Mer?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,443 vacation rentals near Argelès-sur-Mer. From 726 Houses to 281 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Argelès-sur-Mer for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Argelès-sur-Mer?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer:

  • Argelès Plage: 332 vacation rentals
  • Almadraba-Canyelles: 509 vacation rentals
  • Roses Town Center: 913 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Cyprien Plage: 658 vacation rentals
  • Port Leucate: 376 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Argelès-sur-Mer?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Argelès-sur-Mer. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Argelès-sur-Mer Station: 4,399 vacation rentals
  • Argeles Adventure: 4,653 vacation rentals
  • Luna Park: 4,661 vacation rentals
  • Reserve Naturelle Nationale du Mas-Larrieu: 4,779 vacation rentals
  • Les Aigles de Valmy: 4,182 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Argelès-sur-Mer listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Argelès-sur-Mer?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 726 Houses in Argelès-sur-Mer. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Argelès-sur-Mer include:

  • Villas: 281 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,037 rentals available
  • Caravans: 132 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Argelès-sur-Mer?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,251 vacation rentals with pool available in Argelès-sur-Mer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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