On Saturday mornings the local market provides the perfect opportunity for people watching outside the famous 'Pablo' bar as well as for picking up local delicacies to eat and drink. Ceret also has supermarkets, shops, a cinema, and numerous bars as well as doctors clinics, banks and a tourist information office. For the more active, Ceret has tennis courts and from the house you can walk the 'Traboucaïres', the routes smugglers used from Spain. Nearby at just 6kms, Le lac de St Jean is a lake
with supervised swimming, waterskiing and tree climbing activities. Higher up the valley is the famous thermal spa village of Amélie-les-bains and golf 'St. Laurent de Cerdans'The extensive Mediterranean
beaches of Argelès are only 20 minutes away, the gorgeous walled port of Collioure is 40 minutes, and the Spanish border is just 12 Kms. Again for art lovers, Figueras with it's Dali museum and Cadaques are both within easy reach. So too is Barcelona which is just 2 hours away by car.