top of page


Tant si preferiu una escapada relaxant com aventures a l'aire lliure, MSJ està perfectament situat entre el Mediterrani  i els Pirineus. Des de dies de relax a la platja, o explorant pobles locals, cellers i llocs històrics fins a fer senderisme a la muntanya Canigó o explorar els senders locals a peu o en bicicleta, ho tenim tot. No en va, molts artistes s'han vist atrets per la regió i amb Catalunya/Espanya a les nostres portes aquesta diversitat cultural i gastronòmica afegirà encara més interès a la vostra estada. Exploreu la llista següent per obtenir idees o aneu a la nostra  bloc  per aprendre més. 

Local Wines

In Roussillon renowned wine producers abound. Local vineyards include : Domaine de Bellavista, Domaine Treloar, Vignerons de Caramany, Rivesaltes AOC, Domaine de Riberach, Domaine de la Perdrix, Banyuls AOP and Collioure AOC.

Local Markets

The best markets in the area are in Prades on Tuesdays (plus a smaller one on Saturday), and in Thuir & Ceret on Saturdays. In Ille-sur-Têt on Wednesdays and Fridays there is a basic market as well as a local producers’ market on Saturday.


Our region has been the inspiration for numerous artists whose work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art (Ceret), the Hyacinth Rigaud Museum (Perpignan), the Museum of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Port-Vendres) and the Museum of Modern Art (Collioure). The Dali Museum in Figueres is also well worth a visit.

For the More Active…

Whatever your fitness level, it’s easy to go hiking, trail running or mountain/road biking directly from the doorstep at MSJ. Ask us or see our blog for information on routes, local walks etc. and other activities such as horse-riding, canyoning, rafting etc.


Highlights include the Castillet, the Palace of the Kings of Majorca, the Cathedral of St Jean, Hyacinth Rigaud museum, Halles Vauban (gourmet food hall), and Rue Paratilla (food market) . Summer evening music in the streets (Jeudis à Perpignan) and in September, Visa Pour l’Image, the International Photojournalism Exhibition.

In and Around Ille-sur-Têt

Situated close to MSJ: Les Orgues (rock formations), L’Hospice (museum of sacred art), Eglise St Etienne, Buggy Balade (off-road tours), River Têt (picnic area, swimming, ruined village and chapelle de Casenoves).

Local Cuisine

In Ille-sur-Têt our favourite restaurants are Le Square (Catalan cuisine) and La Table de Mai Ly (Vietnamese). Le National and other bars also provide meals at reasonable prices. Please ask us about quality restaurants in nearby towns and villages.

Historical Sites

Many Romanesque priories and abbeys: Serrabone, St Michel de Cuixa, Marcevol, St Martin de Canigou, Cathar castles, plus prehistoric dolmens and menhirs in the hills.

Picturesque Villages

Our valley boasts five of the “plus beaux villages de France”, Castelnou, Eus, Villefranche de Conflent, Evol and Mosset but many others rival these in charm and beauty.

The Coast

Closest and most popular beaches are Canet and Argeles-sur-Mer but our favourite is South Beach at Torreilles with its fantastic beach restaurants. The Cote Vermeille is within easy reach and the beach resort of Cadaques (Spain) makes a great day out.

Le Train Jaune/Rouge

From Villefranche de Conflent, Le Train Jaune, a narrow-guage railway, climbs through the stunning national park to Latour de Carol, via Mont-Louis and Font Romeu. Le Train Rouge departs from Rivesaltes passing through Cathar country as far as Axat.


The Pyrenees Orientales boasts Mt. Canigou (various routes to climb to the summit), the lake at Bouillouse, Les Bains de St Thomas (hot springs), The Gorges de Carança and many stunning mountain hiking trails.

bottom of page