France : Relaxing Weekend in Canet-en-Roussillon

Let’s Dream of Escape 

Hi everyone! I put this old article about Canet-en-Roussillon back on the front page, because I need and believe you too, we need to dream at this beginning of spring 2021! We need sunshine and be inspired by beautiful pictures. Direction the south south of France.

Welcome To Occitanie!

What to do during a 3-day weekend? First, disconnect, take the time, enjoy smiling people! As soon as we arrive, we lunch facing the beach and the Mediterranean at the spa restaurant of the Les Flamants Roses hôtel. The light is blinding, super blue sky; it is hot, very hot;. In the afternoon, we follow with a refreshing sailboat ride on “la mer qu’on voit danser / the sea that we see dancing” (Charles Trenet, for the next generations, lol!). Contemplative mood and mild euphoria. In the evening, dinner of Occitan specialties in a restaurant with a very nice plant setting (photomontage of Day 1 below).

Day 2 : the day before, I accepted the challenge of cycling for sixty kilometers from Canet-en-Rousssillon, escorted by a very athletic friend and two other experienced cyclists as guides. Needless to say, I’m the only one on an electric bike? Departure at dawn: we cross beautifull landscapes, including the pond of Canet-en-Roussillon and its picturesque fishermen’s huts, vineyards, a lake and a few villages. The day is also dedicated to the Occitan gastronomy with a lunch and dinner in two excellent restaurants: the Bouchon Catalan and the Vigatane. A delight! At the end of the afternoon, we join the guided tour on the theme of the history of the village of Canet-en-Rousssillon.

Day 3 : we spend a long time at the really cool beach club La Cala, where we have lunch under the canisses. Canisses are a kind of roof made by wicker, bamboo or reed stick together to protect you from the sun. They represent the south for me! The decor and the atmosphere are very nice. Around 2 p.m., we go to Perpignan for a two-hour express visit. I really liked the Hyacinthe Rigaud Art Museum in a beautiful mansion, with a beautiful collection of Catalan gothic art, but also baroque and modern art paintings, and Maillol sculptures in the shady small garden. At the end of the afternoon, return to the superb lake of Canet-en-Roussillon with a member of the coastal conservation team who made us aware of the bio-diversity of the site.

                                Enjoy the travel's pictures below !

Jour 1 : Breathing, Sun & Sea

Day 2 : Bike, Gastronomy & Culture

Day 3 : Beach, Nature & Art

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés


Office du tourisme de Canet en Roussillon

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Many thanks to the Canet-en-Roussillon Tourism Board for the beautiful invitation. As always, theses are my opinions.

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