We have, within 30 minutes drive, mountain scenery, Cathar and Templar history through the chateaux of Queribus (where the Cathars made their last stand) and Peyrepertuse, early European history in the Tautavel museum, cycling, walking and rambling, fishing, wine tasting, Perpignan (the Catalan city which Salvador Dali declared to be the "centre of the universe") and, of course, lovely houses to buy through the local estate agents should you want to stay a bit longer.
Taking in the local area, under an hour can take you to the Mediterranean beaches, numerous castles, canal trips, medieval villages such as Villefranche-de-Conflent and Castelnou, mountain railways (the Train Jaune), Roman roads in Narbonne, festivals such as Visa pour L'Image (the international photojournalism festival), kayaking, rafting and Spain. If you're on a motorbike, you can take advantage of our secure parking and enjoy all the twists and turns of the Pyrenees each day.
Within day-trip distance are sections of the Da Vinci Trail (Montsegur, Rennes le Chateau, etc.), Barcelona, the Salvador Dali haunts of Cadaques and Figures, the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, Andorra, ski resorts and numerous other attractions.
Or, in short, there is something to interest everyone.