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France » Languedoc-roussillon » Argelès
From Paris to Argelès: 12h00

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In the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees have got their beach: Arglés sur mer.
Can you imagine a sandy beach stretching for 7 km? Just sit back and enjoy there view. You won't find such a wide beach on this stretch of coastline. The Mediterranean is in front of you. To the west, the Pyrennes in the distance - aglow with the setting sun. Here the mountain meets the sea, and it is unique! The colourful clash of the land and water in the Mediterranean sun attracts so many visitors to Argelés. Argeles' richness is the richness of its history and its people. The village has all the characteristics of the small Southern towns of France.
Its name is derived from the French 'terre argileuse' (clayey soil) on which it was built. Texts first time made mention of the town in the late 9th century. Its long tourist tradition goes back to the 19th century. In fact the planting of a 12 ha pine forest along the waterfront marked the beginning of the development of tourist equipments.

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