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Located just to the outside of a hisrtoric village , 10 minutes from all amenities and 30 minutes from the nearby airport this building plot, currently an olive grove, will offer a magnificent opportunity to build a really fabulous residence. You can choose to retain the olives and profit from the sale of the oil or keep a certain quantity to add a Mediterranean feel to the lands
The land is undulating and on a gentle slope , which offers commanding views across the valley to the Cathare Chateau in the distance. It is supplied with a signed copy of the certificate of Urbanisme, so all you would need to do is brief an architect to draw up a design, for approval
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DPE : Energy test not required.
The Pyrénées-Orientales is located deep in the heart of Catalan country, within the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is also France's most southern department and is heavily influenced by its proximity to Spain. As a result it receives a large number of tourists every year, and the all year round fantastic climate has led to Cerdagne becoming the European centre for solar power research and development.
There are over 106,000 hectares of forest, and the west is predominantly mountainous, with peaks reaching heights of almost 3000m. In the east, however, there are vast plains covered with lakes. The Mediterranean coast is, not surprisingly, the most visited area. Between Barcares and Argeles you will find long sandy beaches, whilst between Collioure and Cerbere there is a rocky coastline.
The Spanish owned this area until 1659, when the French took Roussillon and turned it into the department we know today. You can still see its Spanish influence in the names of towns and local dialects.
Enjoying such a huge amount of sunshine means that the department is always the first to produce the year's fruit.
The capital of the department is Perpignan, once the capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca. The town, which lies between two rivers, is well looked after with its immaculate parks and boulevards. Other places of interest are Ceret, a small town with a Museum of Modern Art and a great place to watch bull fighting, Collioure is a picturesque port nestled between the vineyards and the crashing waves of the sea, and Prades is in the east and boasts a fantastic Romanesque church.
The Pyrénées-Orientales has its own ski resorts, hiking and pony trekking are a popular pastime in these more mountainous areas.
French is the only official language, although Catalan is widely used. You may find the thick accent quite hard to understand but don't worry because the locals are well-known for their friendliness and willingness to help out foreigners!
Perpignan has its own airport, which has regular flights to many European destinations including the UK, and the TGV, as ever, is not far away.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region is a relatively expensive place in which to own property with prices rising every year, and Perpignan is the most fashionable location and so is quite costly - but isn't it worth paying a premium for this scenery and this climate?