For those who want to do something more active than lazing around by the pool or on the beach there are plenty of other things to do.
Walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking can be done directly from the village of Laroque des Alberes. There are cycle and mountain bike hire shops in Argeles. The Tour de France often has stages in the area. In 2009 the 5th stage of the Tour passed only 10km from the house. The route for the following year is usually announced around the middle of October.
Sailing, diving, sea-fishing and boat trips can be arranged at the port in Argeles.
Horse riding is available locally at several locations in Argeles and Sorede.
Golf in the Pyrenees Orientales: There are several golf courses within driving distance: St Cyprien, a challenging championship course with water features and 27 holes (18 holes, par 73, and 9 holes, par 35) and Golf du Domaine de Falgos (18 holes, par 70) with spectacular mountain scenery and views of the sea, Golf de Font Romeu (9 holes), Golf de Marcevol (9 holes par 34) near Arboussols and Lake Vinca and Golf Club of Amelie les Bains (7 holes).
In the mountains rafting, canyoning, canoeing and kayaking are possible. Leaflets advertising these activities are available from the tourist information offices.
....And, for fans of rugby, there's plenty of rugby in Perpignan -- both Perpignan USAP and the Catalan Dragons teams are based in nearby Perpignan, so combine a family holiday with watching your team play an away match.