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.
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
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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