Administrative center of France’s most southern department, Languedoc-Roussillon, Perpignan is located a few kilometers away from the Spanish border, at the crossroads of the southern Mediterranean route between Barcelona, Montpellier and Toulouse. This region, located between the sea and the mountains, offers an extraordinary diversity of landscapes. The inhabitants take pleasure in saying that one passes from 0 m on the seashore to 3000 m in the Pyrenees within a two-hour drive ! And also Andorra, kingdom of skiing and duty free shopping is close by.
Northwards, broad sandy beaches extend to the deep rocky inlets of the Pyrenees plunging into the sea. To the east, the plain surrounding from the city up to the foothills of the Pyrenees is essentially agricultural. Rich and sunny land allow to cultivate peach trees orchards, apricot trees, olive trees, cherry trees, kiwi trees but also many varieties of vegetables such as lettuce, artichokes or cucumbers.
Between the Mediterranean Sea, the Corbières massifs, the Canigou and the Albères, the vine remains the traditional culture par excellence, many wine-producing farms have managed to make the most of the diversity of the soils and the climate of the region in order to produce renowned wines.