Sky, sea, lakes, natural and man-made beauty.
Blue skies, hot sun, often slight breeze so the very hot weather is more bearable; huge, perfect golden beach, (10km long) fringed with cafes, shops, parks, and sculptures, constant view of the Pyrenees and Mount Canigou; leisure centres, lakes, water-sports of all kinds, casinos, pinewoods, camping, hotels, night-spots, funfairs, fishing. Le Barcares is a purpose built holiday town built around an original fishing village. It has a very relaxed atmosphere, rather like a garden suburb, but with a very Catalan flavour. Lots of open markets, cycle hire (it's all accessible by bike and all on the level) and although it has all the facilities of a holiday town, you are never far from an area of real natural beauty. A whole family could come here, from granny and grandpa, parents, single 20-somethings, teenagers, down to tiny tos, and they would all find something to please them. It is close to Perpignan (airport, railway station). I miss the scenery, the friendly people, the wonderful food. Luckily I live here most of the year; I hate to leave it, and I can never wait to go back to it.