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Barcares

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Barcares

Hi, We have an offer of a studio apartment to rent here in September. I have googled the place and it looks very modern to me. Does it have an old town with pretty restaurants etc that I can't see on google ? The name of the complex is Les Cabestans ( at least I think its a complex and may just be a studio attached to a house ). For some reason I think that maybe we should look else where and let our friends down gently. Would appreciate any advice. We would like to stay at a seaside resort that's not comercialised but still has an old French centre.

Many thanks,

Ruth.

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1. Re: Barcares

Les Cabestans is a small and residential complex i.e. villas and no high-rise.buildings. You can see it on Google map. The old village is 2/3 km inland as is always the case with resorts in this area. However Le Barcarès Beach, has an old center.

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Thanks Pvoygeuse,

Is Les Cabestans in les barcares beach ? Does the old centre have shops and restaurants etc or would we need to travel to in the evening ? Do you have any other beach towns to recommend in the area ?

Many thanks,

Ruth.

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3. Re: Barcares

"Is Les Cabestans in les barcares beach ? " Yes

There are dozens of restaurants at Le Barcares Beach which is several km long. The old center isn't very large and the Village inland is very quiet. After September 15, high season will be over and many places will be closed.

If you want village life, check Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls and Cerbere which are busy all year round and have rocky beaches with natural harbors as opposed to Le Barcares, Torreilles, Ste Marie de la Mer, Leucate, Canet, etc.... which are sandy and flat.

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4. Re: Barcares

Hi again pvoyaguese, thanks so much. This is exactly what I wanted to know. Yes, we would like a town where we can walk to dinner in the evenings. I will give Les cabestans and Barcares a skip ang get back to the drawing board.

Best wishes,

Ruth.

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