Le Weekend en Argeles

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Well we could have done a spot more work at the village house. But the Pyrenees and the 7km beach were calling siren-style. So we went down to the apartment at Argeles-sur-Mer (Pyrenees-Orientales, Sud de France)

Sometimes one forgets why a particular place appeals enough to spend property money there. I haven’t been for seven months, but I am right back in love with this little place of ours again.

Argeles is crazy in the summer, like any other Med resort, but out of season it is wonderfully quiet and just as beautiful.

I’m glad we came. The sky is blue, the sea a jewel-like mix of ultramarine, peacock and jade; the sand a sable slither, the rocks grey.
It was so easy to choose a colour palette here.

The mountains tumble down majestically as they always do.
And do I detect a hint of a smile on poorwornoutTrevor’s face?

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About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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13 Responses to Le Weekend en Argeles

  1. Lynda says:

    Wow, such clean air! Simply beautiful.

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  2. Osyth says:

    Delicious rhetoric …. I’m on my way!!

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  3. Poor old Trevor, he looks lost without a hammer or a saw in his hand. He must not know what to do with himself when you let him relax or take him for days out 😉

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  4. poshbirdy says:

    Looks wonderful, Gill. What a great use of the weekend!

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  5. Looks great. Am enjoying a weekend at home in Brighton but if I weren’t here…

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  6. It’s always good to get away and a change is as good as a rest!

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  7. Angelica says:

    I have a holiday house in a small village in the Pyrenees Orientales. The whole departement is beautiful and probably not well known, therefore not very turistic, except for the sea side.

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  8. francetaste says:

    Argeles is great, especially off season.

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