Argèles makes an ideal base for exploring the Pyrénées- Orientales department. It is a brief 20-minute drive to Perpignan, is close to the Spanish border, and near the Pyrenees mountains. Most of all, though, the small city is a wonderful and relaxing place to stay. Situated at the start of the magnificent Côte Vermeille, with a backdrop of mountainous peaks, this is a charming and welcoming city. It’s no metropolis, but a popular beach town. There are cafés near the shore, typical beach-town shops and miles of sandy seafront. Best of all, it is an outdoor enthusiast’s delight, with plenty of opportunities to walk, hike, swim, fish and more.
The city is broken down into two distinct destinations: Argèles-Plage (the beach) and Argèles-Ville (the old town). Argèles’ slogan is "Les Pyrénées sont une plage", or "the Pyrenees are a beach."
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