Around Ste Colombe

We recomend a walk in the lovely village of Sainte-Colombe:

The wines of Roussillon are known throughout the world. There are more than 120 different wine cellars around Sainte Colombe and three in Ste Colombe itself.

Sainte Colombe is rich with culture, history, and natural beauty. Learn more about Sainte Colombe, its ancient church, and the history of Roussillon and the Pyrénées-Orientales more generally. See a map of Sainte Colombe and surroundings (courtesy of Guide Michelin). The weather in Sainte Colombe will delight you.


Within 25 minutes
of Marie-Noelle and Christian Petit’s Ste Colombe getaway are :

The Mediterranean coast, including both rocky coast as well as wide sandy beaches The cathedral and cloisters of Elne, dating from the 11th century Castelnou, one of the most beautiful villages in France, dating from the 10th century Perpignan, with its modern attractions, museums and historic buildings (including Les Estivales de Perpignan summer music, dance, and theatre series; and the Visa Pour L’Image international photojournalism festival) The Serrabonne priory Ceret–home to a number of early 20th century artists–with its Museum of Modern Art The fortress of Salses, dating from the end of the 15th century Golf only 18km away





Within 45-90 minutes of Ste Colombe are:


Les Canalettes


The Tautavel Museum, the European capital of pre-history The Abbey of St-Martin du Canigou, dating from the 11th century The Abbey of St-Michel de Cuxa, with its stunning Romanesque and Pre-Romanesque architecture Villefranche, the walled city founded in 1090 (with a little yellow train taking you to the high plateaux of the Pyrenees) Prades and the Pablo Casals festival Carcassonne, the largest walled city in Europe The medieval churches of Catalonia Musique en Catalogne Romane (festivals of Renaissance and Baroque music in Romanesque churches)