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Céret 66400 France

Listing # 138614

Rates From USD 900 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Ciel Bleu - southern France

Our light-filled south-facing apartment overlooks a historic square and is around the corner from the house where Picasso and Braque rented space in 1911 to work on their Cubist paintings. It’s located on the third floor of a small building and accessible by elevator, especially helpful for transporting suitcases, bags of groceries, and people. The floor-to-ceiling windows give us a stunning view of the Pyrenees foothills above our neighbor’s orange tile roofs, with a bright blue sky capping the scene.

Renters often comment that our apartment is quiet but centrally-located. Our local family-run artisan bakery is just around a different corner and down a cobble-stoned street. Further down that same street is another square with a lovely fountain and restaurants on three sides, a perfect setting for dining al fresco. And Ceret’s famous Musée d’Art Moderne, in the heart of Old Ceret, is less than five minutes’ walk away.

We ourselves spend several months each year in our beloved ‘Ciel Bleu,’ the name we have given our apartment. On the walls we have hung prints of famous works from the museum, and we have placed colourful pottery on the step-out balconies outside each window as well as on our patio.

One of our favourite things to do when we are there is to wake up in the morning and gaze from our pillows out at the gorgeous scene visible from our bedroom window. We often take our morning coffee out to our bistro table on our patio so we can continue to enjoy the view. The square below us, which contains a sculpture by Manolo, is quiet except for Saturday mornings when the weekly market comes to life. Then, we enjoy looking down on the bustling scene of shoppers browsing stalls of bountiful local fresh produce as well as artisan crafts. On Saturdays, after we finish our coffee, we take the elevator downstairs with our shopping basket and join in the fun.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Wednesday, September 1, 2021 until Saturday, January 1, 2022
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
flexible - can work around academic schedules
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Céret
Postal Code - State or Province 66400 Occitanie
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords centre ville
Closest University University of Perpignan
University nearby University of Barcelona (1 1/2 hr by train)

Rental Price:

USD 900 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
price depends upon season and length of rental
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other: floor to ceiling windows with Pyrenees view


Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Feb 23 2020
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About Me
My husband Michael and I live in Washington, D.C. and also have a one-bedroom apartment in a small town, Ceret, located in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southern France quite near the border with Spain. Three years ago, a professor from NYU and his wife spent the summer in our apartment and we received a very positive review from them. Ceret retains a portion of its medieval walls and features numerous art galleries due to its history as a gathering place for the likes of artists such as Picasso and Soutine in the early 1900s. We buy produce from the weekly market but also enjoy Ceret's numerous restaurants that cater to visitors from different parts of the world. Michael and I have traveled extensively but find that no place compares with Ceret and its historic environs.



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