A romantic hide away in the French Mediterranean,
near sea and ski

Surrounded by vineyards, peach orchards, palm trees, mimosa and lots of flowers, Maisons White Lily offers luxurious but affordable village houses with wonderful views over the mountains. All houses are situated in authentic medieval villages in the south of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. This area, close to the Spanish border, is also known as French Catalonia.

Maisons White Lily: houses with a philosophy:

  •   WIFI::
      all houses have free WIFI.
      Maison Oranger has WIFI outside in the street.
  •   Modern art meets antique furniture:
      light, clear and fresh colours dominate within traditional old stone walls.
  • The view is the important thing:
    the houses offer wonderful views from the sunny south facing terraces (public garden in Pezilla de Conflent), so guests can fully enjoy the warm Mediterranean climate.
  • Northern European (Dutch) comfort and style in a southern European atmosphere:
    all facilities Northern Europeans are used to are integrated in the houses, like all the necessary electrical equipment and kitchen utensils. There is free WIFI in Maison Jasmin in Estoher and in Maison Mimosa in Pezilla-de-Conflent.
  • Your own ‘tourist board’ at home:
    with brochures, walking maps, and tourist guides, guests are provided with all the instant information to make their holiday as enjoyable as possible.
  • Coming home in a home:
    everything you expect in a ‘home’ is there, like books, games (including ‘jeu de boules’ set), cleaning devises, shopping bags etc.
  • Sleeping well is important:
    the houses offer good beds with good quality mattresses, seasonal duvets, and both hard and soft pillows.
  • ‘Small’ house, ‘small’ price:
    The houses are designed for couples or a small family, which means that the price is also ‘small’. Why pay for three bedrooms if you just use one of two?
  • Centrally located:
    the village (and houses) are situated close to shops, restaurants and all major attractions, so you do not need to drive up and down difficult mountain roads to get somewhere.
  • Non-smoking:
    all houses are non-smoking. We hope guests will respect our non-smoking environment.

Medieval villages with Mediterranean charm

Mosset has the official title of ‘Plus Beau Village de la France’, which means it is one of the only 5 ‘most beautiful villages’ in the whole department of the Pyrénées-Orientales. The ‘eagle nest’ Mosset indeed is very special with its impressive castle and thick ramparts as proof that Mosset once was on the frontier between Catalunia and France.

But Estoher, Finestret and Pezilla-de-Conflent can certainly compete with Mosset and are also unspoiled medieval villages located in the low fruit and wine valley at the feet of the Pyrenees Mountains. Protected by the ‘holy’ Mont Canigou the villages enjoy a strong Mediterranean micro climate with lavender, oleanders, olive trees, Mimosa, palm trees, cork oaks and orange trees, which means that the sunny terraces can be used mostly year round.

All facilities you may need are close by. Mosset has its own restaurant and supermarket and Estoher and Finestret are on just a 5 minutes drive from Marquixanes or Vinça where you will find shops and restaurants. The lovely city of Prades is only 15 minutes away, and the capital of French Catalonia, the dynamic Perpignan, is on a 35 minutes drive from Estoher and Finestret and a 50 minutes drive from Mosset. Pezilla-de-Conflent is situated on the ‘frontier’ with the large winevalley of the Fenouillèdes, close tot the Cathar country, and offers the possibility to discover two valleys: the Conflent and the Fenouillèdes. Sournia, Ille-sur-Têt en St. Paul-de-Feouillet are important places here.

All four villages are close to many ‘attractions’, like medieval abbeys, thermal baths, the Mediterranean sea, ski resorts, Cathar castles, museums, et cetera. Visit our page 'the region' for a full overview of things to do in the area.

Anya Niewierra & Frans Wagemans

French Catalonia

Pyrénées-Orientales (marked in salmon), part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, is the southernmost departement on mainland France. This area is bordered by the Pyrénées to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. The province is also known as French Catalonia as it was part of Spain until the 17th century.

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