Céret is also a favourite with hikers and nature lovers due to the close proximity to the Pyrenees Mountains.
The mountains which form a natural barrier between France and Spain offer some fantastic views over both countries. You will find a number of fortresses and defensive walls which were damaged and rebuilt on several occasions during the Napoleon years scattered around the local area.
Along the east coast of Céret there are many long flat sandy beaches which combined with the Mediterranean climate makes ideal conditions for long sunny beach days.
Céret is famous for their cherry farming not because they are among the first in France to ripen but because the season's first pickings are sent to the President of France.
They also celebrate an annual cherry festival which is a weekend of music, dancing and markets, as expected there are a lot of cherry-based products.