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“A Tranquil Pyrénées Stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Les Fenetres du Soleil

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Les Fenetres du Soleil
rue de la Fontaine | Arboussols, 66320 Arboussols, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Arboussols B&B and Inns
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“A Tranquil Pyrénées Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

Les Fenetres du Soleil is a beautiful guest house in the tiny, hill-top village of Arboussols. Located 40 minutes west of Perpignan, and 15 minutes east of Prades, Les Fenetres du Soleil overlooks a verdant valley and across to the stunning Pic du Canigou.

Built from an old stone stable, hosts Claudia and Francis have created a comfortable, clean and peaceful place from which to explore the fascinating countryside. I highly recommend renting a car in Perpignan, as Arboussols is not serviced by public transport. This will give you the freedom to visit the amazing medieval castles of Peyrepertuse and Queribus, the town of Villefranche-de-Conflent, the abbey of St-Martin, and the many nearby vineyards, just for an example. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful corner of France I suggest spending at least three to four days.

Francis is a wealth of information, and can recommend several excellent restaurants, such as La Casa d'Olivier in Catllar, L'Auberge du Moulin near Peyrepertuse, and the excellent haute cuisine of the Loges du Jardin d'Aymeric. He will gladly write you an itinerary for a day's excursion while you enjoy a tasty petit déjeuner on the outdoor terrace, gazing peacefully at Canigou. You will want to stay forever.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Berlin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

There remains little to be added to previous reviews. Arboussols is a hamlet nestling to the Roussillon mountains accessible on a small road climbing up. As a reward you will get a warm welcome from Claudia and Francis at their unique "Les fenêtres du soleil" B&B (which in fact is a Catalan country house set in stone) and breathtaking views on the Canigou mountain ridge both from the terrace and the rooms. The magnificent landscape corresponds to the scenery set indoors and a setting with all amenities.
Taking all that into account this real gem stands easily comparison with other lodgings and is second to none. We are looking forward to returning to this magic place in the beginning of August.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

The place is unique, incredible and charming. It's beautiful and peaceful. People there is very kind, helpful and friendly but sensitive and knows how to respect calm and intimacy, but here when you need!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuernberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2008

I was a guest of Claude and Francis in Arboussols for several times and I would not like to miss one single stay. Beside the overwhelming friendly atmosphere I like most the view from the breakfast table over the valley of the river Ille to Mont Canigou, a 3000m high montain. It is amazing every day.
The B&B is situated in the center of a small village, just beside the chappel. To reach the mediterreanian sea with huge sand beaches or little you have to drive approximately 30 minutes, but you can start a number of walks and bike tours from the house.
In the villages around there are lots of possibilities to get great regional food, everytime we have new discoveries of recommendable places. You can also visit historical places or enjoy the beautiful landscape.
The rooms are designed very romantical, all in different colours and kept clean and very well maintained. Two of the four rooms are two stories high, so have a bed also on the upper level.
There is so much more to be noted, but let me end as follows:
I hope to be back soon again.

  • Liked — Owners, view, quietness
  • Disliked — no idea
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Les Fenetres du Soleil

Address: rue de la Fontaine | Arboussols, 66320 Arboussols, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Pyrenees-Orientales > Arboussols
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Arboussols
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Claudia and Francis are happy to share with you this authentic Catalan house built in the heart of a granite hill.Golden medal of the tourisme since 2006,our hosts'house is classified favorite 2007 of the guide Michelin.Chambers of charm, 3 spurs, Gites of France, since 2003.Our house is also recommended by the Green Guide Michelin in the editions 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.You are welcome, the door is always opened ! ... more   less 
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