Nature holidays and things to do

Part of one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, this area will inspire anyone interested in natural history. So come and enjoy the wonderful Mediterrranean fauna and flora.

We know the area well and can help you with bird watching, walking and Mediterranean wild flowers. Whether you just want a DIY trip with good info and advice or whether you want a more structured trip for a small group, we can help!

Groups of up to 4 will be hosted at La Rassada. Additional accommodation is available nearby and for larger groups we work with high quality local accommodation providers in the area and a network of professional guides to offer tailor-made trips. Please use the enquiry form to let us know your dates, number of participants and what sort of trip you are interested in and we will contact you with options.

The Narbonnaise Regional Nature Park organises an annual programme of natural history outings that are free to the public. Some of these are available in English and we can provide information on dates/places/topics according to your interests. Birding Languedoc (our sister organisation) also offers a programme of day trips and private guiding services.

Mountain bikers, cyclists and rock climbers, together with horse riders, windsurfers, kite-surfers and sand-yachters will have fun too...

If you want to explore the area's rich cultural heritage, the choice is vast: dramatic Cathar castles, the medieval city of Carcassonne, Perpignan and its palace of the Kings of Mallorca, the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres and his house near Cadaques, the Canal du Midi, Lagrasse medieval market town and abbey, Fontfroide Cistercian abbey, the lovely old port of Collioure with its fabulous seafood restaurants - and plenty of charming Mediterranean villages to explore close by (Leucate, Fitou, etc.).

Writers, photographers and artists may well find inspiration in the dramatic landscapes, great flowers and birdlife and in the peaceful surroundings during a stay at La Rassada.

The area really is a nature lover's paradise! So book yourselves into La Rassada and come and explore one of France's best kept secrets...