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Living and Building a home in the heart of France
23rd September 2007
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Our first holiday together, and the first time Tony had ventured abroad, was a camping trip to the South of France, about 25 years ago. Last week, we went back.

This time we stayed on the rocky Roussillon coast between Collioure and Argelès - it's about as far south you can go and still be in France. The Pyrenees sweep down to the Med, giving vine-terraced slopes, rocky shores and pebbled coves. We stayed on a campsite right by the sea, but this time in a "mobil'ome" - no more sleeping on the ground under soggy canvas for us!
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Mediterranean Moments
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To the north there's Le Racou, a peaceful place with a coarse-sand beach and a bar or two. Beyond that is the smart Argelès Port with many restaurants and shops all around the marina packed with expensive boats. Further on is the miles-long sandy beach of Argelès Plage, fronted by a promenade and cycle track behind the clean wide expanse of sand, shaded by palm trees and pines.
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Argelès Port
Le Racou beach, with Argelès Port's breakwater
The campsite cove
Rocky coast, looking north to Argelès
Access to the cove
Italian-style ice cream, oh yes.