Argelès-sur-Mer is just a few kilometres from Spain: an immersive change of scenery, which is particularly recommended for families or senior citizens with teenagers, but also for motorcyclists thanks to the potential for excellent trips along the region's small roads.
As the gateway to the Costa Brava, Figueres is closely linked to the master of surrealism himself, Salvador Dali, whose life and works can be discovered at the theatre-museum named after him. La Rambla a lively street typical of many Spanish towns, resembles a huge open-air museum with "art nouveau" style houses. Just 45 minutes from the Camping Les Marsouins campsite, Figueres offers you a tantalising glimpse of Spain.
After Figueres, you can continue on to Cadaqués, a mediaeval village nestling in a sheltered bay. The Pyrenees mountains overlook small houses with white facades including that of Salvador Dali, who was particularly inspired by this village.
Located close to Cadaqués, Rosas is a large Spanish seaside resort. After a long walk along the huge beach, you'll find a lively town centre, many restaurants proposing Spanish specialities, bars, and venues hosting jazz concerts or Spanish music.
As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona boasts many places of interest. These include La Rambla, La Sagrada Familia, the Gaudi buildings or the Guëll Palace, etc. However, there’s no doubt that it’s by travelling around on foot or using the metro that you can really appreciate a city which never sleeps, one of the most colourful and lively in Spain.
It’s about two hours from Argelès-sur-Mer but is definitely worth the trip for anyone keen to enjoy a welcome change of scenery and a chance to discover Spain.