Les Balcons de Terrimbo
Les Balcons de Terrimbo set near the Spanish border with views to Girona is a relaxed and quiet complex located on the hilltop overlooking the bay and village of Cerbere, Languedoc Roussillon, in the south of France. The complex has 16 luxury apartments all with large terraces enjoying breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Historically, the area known as "Languedoc", covered a large part of southern France. The name itself is a reference to the language(s) (Les langues d'oc - see below) spoken in this part of France in past centuries, ; Roussillon is a much smaller area, being more or less the area covered by the Eastern Pyrenees department. Roussillon, in the past, was the northern part of Catalonia., and people here still speak Catalan as well as French.
The regional capital of Languedoc-Roussillon is the city of Montpellier, a thriving modern city in the Hérault, with a historic centre; other major cities in the region are Nimes, Narbonne, Sete and Perpignan.
Unlike Provence, Languedoc has a considerable coastal plain, and except in the department of Eastern Pyrenees, much of the coastal area is flat. In the past, the land was swampy and plagued with mosquitoes, which is why tourism did not develop here in the 19th century, as it did on the coast further east. However, the swamps were drained long ago, and the mosquitoes brought under control, leading to the tourist development of this long coastline as from the nineteen-sixties.
Today, the coast of Languedoc is characterised by long sandy beaches, often with plenty of space, and a modern tourist infrastructure, with twentieth-century resorts such as Cap d'Agde, Palavas, or Narbonne Plage. The brash developments of the sixties have had time to mature, parts of the coastline have been recovered for more environmentally sensitive tourism development; and among the quite densely built-up resort areas, there are attractive bits of coastline and hinterland. However, as a general rule, the areas within 20 km of the coast have been extensively developed for tourism in the last forty years.
Cerbere is famous for its Marine world and Scuba diving and there are numerous diving clubs offering a view of the beautiful marine life in the Mediterranean. The area also has several golf and tennis clubs as well as horse riding, fishing and sailing. There is also the opportunity to go hiking and skiing in the nearby Pyrenees Mountains.
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