Situated in the very South of France, the Pyrenees Orientales offers the most amazing variety of countryside and places to visit that will satisfy even the most ardent holidaymakers.
The Mediterranean warmth offers everything you could need, from the Spanish border at Cerbere, via the pebbly and sandy coasts of Collioure, Argeles sur Mer, Canet en Roussillon and Le Barcares right up to the summits of the Pyrenees to visit the mountain villages of Font Romeu, Les Angles and Mont Louis and breathtaking walks in the heart of the mountains. Endless things to be seen and discovered.
Sea to 14,5 km
Swimming to 5,7 km
Fishing to 5,7 km
Baths to 17,3 km
Hiking to 30 km
Ski to 91,2 km
Ridingto 1,7 km
Golf to 9,7 km
Moutain bike to 0,5 km
Climbing to 33 km
Station to 5,4 km
Shopping to 0,4 km
- Sailing and skiing sports on the etangs (sea water lakes).
- Beaches and other water activities.
- Sea and river fishing.
- Direct access to the numerous walks and mountain bike paths.
- Horse riding.
- Local wine cellars.
- An extensive range of restaurants, local produce, sea food producers, etc.
- Local history and cultural visits (castles, abbeys, museums, etc.)
- Possibility to observe numerous species of wading birds in their natural surroundings...
PLACES TO VISIT
VILLEFRANCHE DE CONFLENT – Fortified medieval city - Major Vauban Site
CERET – Modern art museum
TAUTAVEL – Prehistoric European Centre; the Tautavel Museum
PERPIGNAN – Rigaud Museum, Palais des Rois de Majorque (Majorcan King’s Palace), Castillet (Perpignan’s Gate)...
ILLE SUR TET - The Orgues
CASTELNOU – Medieval Catalonia, classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France
SALSES – Salses Fortress
COLLIOURE – The jewel of the rocky coast (13th – 18th Century Royal Castle, 16th Century Saint Elme Fort, 17th Century Notre Dame des Anges Church, etc. )
PRADES - St-Pierre Church, Half-timbered Maison Jacomet (registered as a Historical Monument)
ARLES SUR TECH - village at the foot of the Canigou (La Fou Gorges)
MONT LOUIS – fortified town
SAINT MARTIN DU CANIGOU – Monument of first Southern Roman art
SAINT MICHEL DE CUIXA - Saint-Michel de Cuxa Abbey
PRATS DE MOLLO – Lagarde Fort
ELNE – Elne Cloisters, Museum of History , Museum of Archaeology , 11th Century Cathedral, archaeological relics
SERRABONNE – Serrabone Priory
TORREILLES - Juhegues Roman Chapel
LES ANGLES – Animal Park
BOUILLOUSES – Bouillouses Dam 2016m & 148ha