My wife and I love to travel. Our love for travelling started way back when we were still dating so, it’s hardly any surprise that she suggested we travel someplace new to celebrate our 15 yrs of marriage. I won’t deny that the very idea excited me. We started checking for possible places to travel to. We decided we wanted to explore more of France. We had been to France in the early years of our marriage, but it was mostly to explore Paris. My sister, who is ever the wanderlust like me, had been to France’s Mediterranean coastline and suggested we check out Cote Vermeille.
I have heard of Cote d’Azur but I haven’t heard of Cote Vermeille before—and so did my wife. When we checked it up on google, we were greeted with images of a wonderful and quaint seaside hideaway. We fell in love and we decided it would be the destination for our 15th year anniversary adventure.
Cote Vermeille is located in the South of France. It boasts of unspoilt, charming sceneries and budget-friendly indulgences. If you want to go on a romantic getaway with your wife or lover, or if you’d want to go on an adventure with your friends, Cote Vermeille definitely should be on your list. It’s not crowded unlike most of the popular resorts (cough, cough Cote d’Azur) which is exactly why it appealed to me and my wife.
Cote Vermeille has its own countryside charm. We were awed by its beauty the moment we arrived. When my wife and I went for a swim in the beach, we noticed that the hills were lined with lush green vineyards. What a sight it was to behold! Did we mention that the beaches were a sight to behold as well?
After we had our swim, my wife and I decided to take a stroll along the harbor side. My wife commented on how the place has a very painterly atmosphere. You’d notice how the streets are lined with cobblestones and that there are Galleries and artist’s studios everywhere too—such a huge difference from the glitzier and crowded streets of Cote d’Azur further up the coastline.
Since Cote Vermeille is geographically close to the Spanish border, you’ll see manifestations of the Catalan influence on the people’s culture and food. Not only will your eyes feast on the beauty of the place, but you’ll be able to feast on delicious and affordable food to your heart’s delight. With low-cost air fares offered these days, It won’t cost you an arm and leg to visit Cote Vermeille.
Cote Vermeille is a laid back town. However, there are villages that have been turned to resort-towns. We have seen tourists around here, too—mostly Europeans.
To cap it off, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. We would like to come back here again if time permits. If you plan on travelling someplace new anytime soon, consider Cote Vermeille. It’s one place you’ll want to come back over and over again.