What's really typical over there?
Linen: the traditional Catalan linen has been revamped in joyful colours and modern patterns by a local brand called "Les Toiles Catalanes". Ideal to furnish a new home. This fabric is also used for "espadrilles" particularly comfortable shoes with rope sole.

Toreilles-Plage:  Zaza Club, a beach club, lounge and restaurant with fresh local fish, Maya Club, also beach club lounge and restaurant next to Zaza

Port-Vendres: Les Clos de Paulilles, Baie de Paulilles     Collioure: Le cinquième péché, La Balette    Elne: Cara Sol


Elne: Cara Sol (Logis de France label)  

Collioure: Le Relais des 3 Mas

If you like vintage home decor, accessories and furniture inspired by the French coutryside you'll be happy to know that there is a Comptoir de Famille store in Perpignan. For more info see:

For more modern style in home decor and accessories, not too expensive, I always find something to bring back from Casa :  there is one in Canet-en-Roussillon, centre commercial Casino

Maisons du Monde is also one of my favorite places to buy all style of furniture and hopefully there is one in Perpignan!   Check if you like the style and prices on


If when back in the UK you are missing French food there is still hope: contact a company based in Wales which source from small scale French "Artisan" food producers and delivers directly at your address in the UK. carefully chooses producers who do not use artificial additives or preservatives in their products, so it is healthy, on top of being delicious.