Between the Mediterranean sea and the mountains

Using public transportation, train or bus, the beach is located 20 min away from Perpignan. Many of students travel there from April through October. Even in the winter, the walks on the beach are very popular. Beach Volley competitions, going to the beach club or just dipping your feet in the water, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, jogging, cycling, just a few of the possible activities throughout the year.

The mountainous region of the Pyrenees forming the border with Spain is also quite close to Perpignan. Using public transportation, train or bus, the ski resorts are within a 2h drive. If you take the « little yellow train », a real train manufactured in the beginning of the 20th century and entirely renovated, you will first discover the medieval city of Villefranche, then the magnificent valleys leading to villages high in the mountains. Font-Romeu, the Olympic city, the Angles village offering more than 50 alpine ski runs or cross-country ski courses open from December through March, spas with their hot springs, the Principality of Andorra famous for its difficult ski runs and its duty free shopping.

Besides the winter, many activities are also possible: treks on the mountains and on the Canigou (2784 m in altitude), canyoning, rafting, via ferrata, rock climbing, alpinism, mountain biking …