Pierre & Vacances opens the Premium Residence Golfe du Lion in Saint Cyprien, France

Ah, there’s a buzz in the travel grapevine, and it’s all about Pierre & Vacances’ latest jewel in their crown, the Premium Residence Golfe du Lion. Set to swing open its smart doors on the 27th of March, 2024, this swanky new setup is nestled in the quaint, sea-kissed town of Saint Cyprien, down in France’s sunny Pyrénées-Orientales.

This isn’t just another pin on the map for Pierre & Vacances, who, let’s be honest, aren’t exactly newbies when it comes to chic retreats. They’ve been dotting the French landscape with their upscale hideaways, and Golfe du Lion is the latest to join this glamorous brigade. This is a totally new concept in the crown.

Now, let’s talk brass tacks: what’s on offer? First off, we’ve got 79 apartments, each a cozy den for four to six souls, and 71 villas, stretching their luxurious limbs to accommodate four to eight guests. Each one is a stone’s throw (900 meters, to be precise) from the sandy embrace of the beach and the bustling local port.

But wait, there’s more. For the adventurers and culture vultures, Saint Cyprien is a treasure trove. We’re talking 23 hiking trails and 20 cycling paths, not to mention an equestrian circuit that’ll take your breath away. Watersports? Check. Kitesurfing, sailing, and even scuba diving – they’ve got it all. Or perhaps you fancy a more serene water jaunt? Electric boats are at your service.

For the landlubbers, the UDSIS horse-riding centre offers equine escapades, and there’s no hassle if you’re keen on cycling – bike rentals are right there. And for the sporty sorts, the Grand Stade Les Capellan, a mere 15-minute amble away, boasts top-notch tennis courts.

The Golfe du Lion isn’t just about snoozing in luxury or soaking up the sun. It’s a hive of activities, with something for every member of the family. Splash pads for the water babies, Crossfit and yoga for the fitness enthusiasts, and even stretching and water aerobics. Kids get their share of fun with climbing frames and zip wires, while the whole family can tee off at the mini-golf or try their hand at archery.

For a bit of local competition, there’s beach volleyball, a pump track for the mountain bikers, pétanque, and table tennis. This place isn’t just a holiday spot; it’s an all-in-one resort where fun, relaxation, and family time blend seamlessly.

And if you’re itching to book, a seven-night stay in April 2024 starts at £666 for a one-bedroom apartment, flights from London Stanstead to Perpignan extra. Visit www.pierreetvacances.co.uk or dial 0870 0267 145 for the nitty-gritty.

As for Pierre & Vacances, these folks have been in the holiday game since 1967, offering a slice of paradise whether by the sea, in the mountains, or amidst city lights. With over 3,000 activities to jazz up your stay, they’re not just about a room with a view; they’re about crafting memories.

So, there you have it. Golfe du Lion, where luxury meets adventure, and every day is a chance to create a new story.

French tour operator Pierre & Vacances is delighted to announce the opening of the Premium Residence Golfe du Lion, which will welcome its first guests on 27 March 2024. Located in the charming seaside town of Saint Cyprien in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France, the residence is the latest in a string of new upscale properties to open in France under the Pierre & Vacances brand.

With Pierre & Vacances, guests can opt for a great value self-catering holiday, with more than 380 properties to choose from worldwide, including 75+ locations in France by the sea, and more than 55 properties in the French Alps. At the Premium Residence Golfe du Lion, guests can simply relax and unwind or choose from countless active, cultural and family-friendly experiences in the local area.

The new residence consists of 79 apartments sleeping between four and six people, and 71 premium villas sleeping between four and eight people. The residence, positioned just 900 metres from both the beach and the port, is set to offer an array of amenities for future residents. Boasting spacious villas with terraces and tastefully decorated apartments, the residence aims to provide a comfortable and stylish living experience.

Plus, Pierre & Vacances premium residence Golfe du Lion makes a great base for anyone wanting to explore Saint Cyprien’s 23 hiking trails, 20 bike and mountain-bike routes, and a spectacular equestrian circuit that passes through one of the area’s breath-taking beaches. Nestled near the picturesque Spots de l’Etang de Canet and the northern Saint Cyprien beach, residents can indulge in several watersports including kitesurfing, sailing and scuba diving. Those seeking a more serene aquatic adventure can explore the idyllic waters with electric boats. Horse lovers can find their equestrian haven at the UDSIS horse-riding centre, a short 700 metre stroll from Golfe du Lion’s doorstep, offering lessons and scenic treks. Cycling enthusiasts will appreciate the convenience of on-site bike rentals, while sports lovers can enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities at the Grand Stade Les Capellan sports complex, a mere 15-minute walk away, home to 16 outdoor courts, including Astroturf, resin, and clay surfaces, as well as two indoor resin courts.

The highlight of a stay at Golfe du Lion is undoubtedly the numerous activities on offer, catering to every member of the family, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay for all.

For aquatic fans, the on-site splash pad provides a safe water park experience with refreshing features suitable for both adults and children. Fitness fanatics can enjoy a dedicated on-site area offering Crossfit, fitness, and yoga sessions. Guests can also engage in a variety of on-site sports activities, including stretching, yoga, general fitness, water aerobics, and Olympiads, promising something for everyone.

Two play areas, equipped with a spider climbing frame and zip wires, cater to the entertainment of both young and older children. Families can bond over a fun game of mini golf or compete on the 18-hole course. Guests can join a free yoga session in an open (but covered) space amidst nature. Adventure seekers can try their hand at archery and other complimentary activities, or utilise the multi-sports area for football, handball, or basketball.

Sign up to a lively game of beach volleyball on the dedicated court or experience the thrill of a pump track – a looped track with raised bumps and turns for mountain bikes, right on-site. For a leisurely afternoon, indulge in a game of pétanque at the five-alley playing area or challenge friends and family to table tennis on the available tables. Golfe du Lion is not just a destination; it’s a comprehensive resort where recreation, relaxation, and family fun come together harmoniously.

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A seven-night self-catered stay at the Premium residence Golfe du Lion arriving 13 April 2024, is priced from £666 total or £166.50 pp for a one-bedroom apartment with a balcony sleeping up to four people. Return flights from London Stanstead to Perpignan with Ryanair are priced from £77 pp.

For more information about Pierre & Vacances, please visit www.pierreetvacances.co.uk or call 0870 0267 145.