The Sea, the Mountains, the South of France
Cerbere, Languedoc, France

$59,900  •  1/8th share

2 beds

1 bath

530 Sq. Ft.

Picture yourself waking up to the sun rising over the Mediterranean, just outside your bedroom window. Or lingering over a glass of Banyuls wine and watching the sun set over the Pyrenees. This 2-bedroom, 53 m2 apartment has a 70 m2 patio overlooking sea and mountains. The south-western exposure guarantees sunshine, even in the heart of winter. In addition to the patio, there is a delightful little “Romeo and Juliet” balcony off the living room.

The interior is light and airy, with a 3-metre-high ceiling and lovely period chandeliers. The well-equipped kitchen has a good-sized, ceramic top stove and oven, a double sink and loads of cupboards. French doors open onto the spacious patio, with a panoramic view of the village, the Mediterranean and the mountains.

Renovated in a 1920s art deco-style mansion (also known in France as an “hôtel particulier”) the apartment, located on the second floor, is just a 5-minute walk from shops, services, the beach and an international train station. Only 4 km away and you are on the Costa Brava in Spain.

The Town of Cerbère

Unlike many other towns along the coast, Cerbère is not a destination resort. It has its own personality and charm, including wonderful festivals and period architecture. The people are friendly and welcoming and…still French! Amenities include: two bakeries, supermarket, grocery, butcher, hairdresser, clothing boutique, bank, souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes.

The Area

With its mountains and vineyards above, owners are about a two hours’ drive or train ride from Barcelona & the resorts of the Pyrenees. The nearest town up the coast is Banyuls-sur-Mer, renowned for its thalassotherapy center and its wine. On the Spanish side, just half an hour away, is Figueres, a bustling market town and birthplace of Salvador Dali.

  • Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the coastal mountains of France and Spain
  • Cerbere is an authentic fisherman’s village with all the amenities
  • Renovated art-deco mansion with 3 meter high ceilings and Romeo & Juliette balcony
  • Large patio overlooking the Mediterranean
  • Private parking and storage area
  • 5-minute walk to the train station

A 1/8th share entitles you to 6+ weeks of usage per year, 3 weeks in high season and three in low season. Since running costs are equally split among the owners (with the exception of the house manager who forgoes dues in exchange for managing the property), owner dues average around 750 euros/year. Catalonia on the Sea uses a rotational calendar booking system.