The small town of Laroque des Albčres is
a traditional old Catalan town in the Languedoc Roussillion region. The town’s
oldest known age is 854 years, at that time known as La Roca. The town has 2000
inhabitants and is located in the very south of France close to the Mediterraenean.
Spain is only a few miles away and it takes just 2 hours to drive to Barcelona. In Laroque you will
find a grocery shop, butcher's shop, baker's shop, and a post office, in
addition to several cafés and small restaurants. The
town is located on a hill. From the tower one can see the Mediterraenean, the
extensive plains of Roussillions and the
Pyrenees. There are plenty of possibilities for mountain excursions from the
town, whilst a 10-minute drive will take you to the beach and the costal
town of Argeles sur Mer. Just another 7 miles along the coast is the town of Collioure,
famous as an artistic centre i the 1900s.