Alan Rogers Review
Al Comu is situated in the cork forests of the lower Pyrenees. It is owned by its small Catalan community, and run by the family team of Gijs amd Muriel, who ensure a personal welcome. The pitches are large (most over 100 sq.m) with wonderful views, and most have 16A electricity (long leads are useful). With only 40 pitches, reservation is essential in high season. There are no swimming pools and entertainment programmes to disturb the peace and quiet of this rural site, which is ideal for those seeking a relaxing base in an area rich in Catalan history. Locally made bread is available daily, and a pizzeria and crêperie visit weekly. Llauro (800 m) has a small supermarket, and Catalonian restaurant, bar and takeaway.
The strength of Al Camu is in its spectacular location and welcome. By design, the site has few facilities, but there is space in abundance and the village has a shop for essentials. The artistic town of Ceret with its Museum of Modern Art and wonderful Saturday market is 8 km, while the easier road to Thuir, with its more modern shops and supermarkets is 12 km. The large seaside resort of Argeles-sur-Mer is 25 km.