The town of Ceret is fortunate to be endowed with the highest number of sunny days in France. Summers are short and hot, the autumn is dry and warm.
Winters are not too cold (very few icy days), but spring can be chilly and wet.
Click here for a detailed presentation on the weather in Ceret based on 30 years of historical data.
Things to do in and around Ceret and the Vallespir Valley....
Due to the beautiful light Ceret was much beloved by Picasso, Dali and other modernist painters (See The Museum of Modern Art.) Many wonderful painters are still based here, for example, the talented Romer Kitching.
From street art to the Cherry festival, and traditional music and dancing (see Ceret tourist office).
Culture & History:
Within a 30 minute drive are beaches of the Mediterranean. Inland you will find the Pyrenees, monasteries and Cathar castles. Over the Spanish border are Dali's museum and resorts of the Costa Brava such as Llafranc and Roses. Girona and Barcelona are within easy driving distance (or use the TGV).
Nature & Hiking:
For anyone who enjoys hiking or bird-watching, our house is the perfect location, the GR10 running close by.
Ceret has been described as an 'undiscovered cycling paradise' (see Dyll Davies' blog "The Ceret Cyclist").
We recommend the fabulous wines produced at Domaine Treloar, a short distance away in the hamlet of Trouillas.
The best local course is Falgos.
For skiers the resorts of Les Angles and Font Romeu are 90 minutes away by car.
A visit to Ceret isn't complete without at meal at L'Atelier de Fred.
Come and discover this amazing region!