The Hotel La Terrasse au Soleil, where we were staying in the vibrant party-town of Céret, is situated amidst a glut of chestnut, pine and beech trees looking out onto grand views of the mountains and valley below. The town sits in the foothills of the Pyrenees and is famous for its artistic roots, at one time accommodating Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, amongst others.
Céret sits roughly fifty miles north of the Spanish border, offering a mild climate and abundance of wildlife; with mild activities such as hiking, horse riding or, for the more adventurous visitor, quad biking and cave walks.
As our base for our grape escape in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the hotel serves as an ideal position for wine tours, uniting the local cultural highlights such as Chateaux Cathares, local markets and Musee D’Art Moderne, with the surrounding viniculture that prevails in the region.
The hotel, with its considerable grounds, impressive rooms and striking scenery offered an exciting base for our French Grape Escape with Norwegian Wine Club DPD which included visits to Domaine Bassac, Domaine Salvat, Domaine du Dernier Bastion, Domaine O’Vineyards, Les Vigerons du Cap Leucate, Domaine Berta-Maillol, Doamine Treloar and Sieur d’Arques.