Paved square in Loulé town, Portugal
Situated inland, Loulé is an authentic destination, away from the usual tourist routes.
Here, the locals go about their daily business in a relaxed atmosphere.
Once Roman then Moorish, it's a charming town where you can happily lose yourself.
Its town center is full of pretty little cobbled streets with quaint houses and craft shops.
But the main attraction is its amazing, Neo-Moorish covered market whose stalls attract crowds every day.
And sunbathers and swimmers can be reassured, because the many beaches on the coast are easily accessible.
If you want to build your own house, Loulé is the ideal place because its property market offers lots of plots of land for sale in the surrounding countryside.
But you will also find apartments in the centre of Loulé, traditional houses, villas... and so many others.
In a word, there's plenty to do.