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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Arboussols
Insee code66007
AltitudeFrom 242 to 1004 meters
Surface14.08 km²
Population106 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²


Chief townPerpignan (at 43 km, 42 min)Marquixanes at 5.2 km (10 min)
DepartmentPyrénées-OrientalesEus at 8.1 km (14 min)
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Arboussols is a picturesque village in the heart of a case of scrub surrounded by numerous terraces and ancestral culture.

Its location between the Mediterranean and the mountain gives it a special attraction and the panoramic view surrounding it never leaves anyone indifferent.

Separated Canigou (2784 m) through the valley of the Tet, which flows 300 meters below, the village has managed to exploit its many tourist attractions after the vineyards and herds of goats had started to become more rare.

Inhabited since the twelfth century, this place has managed to preserve inconveniences of modern life and remain peaceful.


  • The priory Marcevol (twelfth century) which receives classes, seminars, workshops, concerts, conferences, exhibitions ... Beautiful pink marble portal. Roman fresco inside.
  • The room of wax, Wolfgang Laib.
  • The Chapel of St. Eulalie.
  • The scented walks for all levels, surrounding the village (GR 36, Fenouillède around the Road of Saint Jacques de Compostella trail Emilie ...)
  • The lack of light pollution makes an exceptional observation of the sky in all seasons.
  • At the bottom of the town, walks, fishing and picnicking along the Tet.
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MonumentsPriory of Marcevol


  • July 14: National Day with the village dance and music.
  • August 15: votive festival with music, entertainment, meals and evening Caribbean.


  • The villages sea: Collioure, Argelès-sur-Mer, Banyuls-sur-Mer, Port Vendres, Leucate, Canet-Plage ...
  • The Lake ESCOUMES in Vinci (7 km), supervised swimming in a pleasant setting.
  • The Music Festival of Prades Pablo Cazals.
  • The number of walks starting from the common pathways such as GR36 or the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela.
  • The joys of the average (from the village) and mountain (45 km), with stations at Font-Romeu, Angles, Bolquère ...
  • The canyoning, rafting and hydro speed to 4 km.
  • Riding in Montalba-le-Château and Sournia.
  • Sources and hot water baths in St. Thomas and Llo.
  • Spas in Molitg-les-Bains, Vernet-les-Bains, Amelie-les-Bains.
  • The Gorge Carança.
  • The route of the medieval churches with St. Martin's Canigou Serrabone the priory, the abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa cathedral and cloister Elne ...
  • Itinerary baroque church of Prades, the da Vinci, Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet the sacred treasure of Ille-sur-Tet ...
  • The route of the castles and fortifications with Castelnou, the palace of the kings of Majorca in Perpignan, the Royal Castle of Collioure ...
  • The route of natural and scientific with the famous yellow train, Lake Bouillouses Galamus gorges, hot springs, solar cookers Odeillo and Mont-Louis, the organ of Ille-sur - Tet, the Marine Reserve of Banyuls-Cerberus ...
  • The route of the Prehistory of course with the European Museum of Prehistory in Tautavel and that of Bélesta.
  • The rise of Canigou which is a popular destination.
  • 4 of the most beautiful villages of France around Arboussols. Ens, who is also the sunniest town in France, is 9 minutes Arboussols.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Rafting, hydrospeed or canoe-raft in AudeSports sensationsFrom 30 € to 40 €Axat (26 km)

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Marcevol, the pink marble portal of the prioryMarcevol, the pink marble portal of the priory
Marcevol, the chapel of the 12th centuryMarcevol, the chapel of the 12th century
The Chapel of St. Eulalia, and basically, the Board of waxThe Chapel of St. Eulalia, and basically, the Board of wax
Between sea and mountain, from the heart of the villageBetween sea and mountain, from the heart of the village
First rays of the MediterraneanFirst rays of the Mediterranean
Face to face at noondayFace to face at noonday
At the bottom of the town flows the Tet, peaceful and full of fishAt the bottom of the town flows the Tet, peaceful and full of fish
The rising of the winter, the GR 36 is in the sunThe rising of the winter, the GR 36 is in the sun
St. Eulalia in the snowSt. Eulalia in the snow
Morning fire on CanigouMorning fire on Canigou
One morning in the outskirts of the village harvestOne morning in the outskirts of the village harvest
A local peculiarity: the lenticular cloudsA local peculiarity: the lenticular clouds
Summer Mist on the scrubland around the villageSummer Mist on the scrubland around the village
Fragrances thyme, rosemary and serenityFragrances thyme, rosemary and serenity
This is also a country of mimosa and almondThis is also a country of mimosa and almond
Marcevol, the hamlet under a stormy skyMarcevol, the hamlet under a stormy sky
Lake Vinça and sea views from the hill ArboussolsLake Vinça and sea views from the hill Arboussols
The church square of ArboussolsThe church square of Arboussols
Peaches in AprilPeaches in April
The elephant granite Road Sainte-EulalieThe elephant granite Road Sainte-Eulalie
Autumn colors on the way MarcevolAutumn colors on the way Marcevol
Music and good humor on the steps of MarcevolMusic and good humor on the steps of Marcevol
The village, valleys Cathars, Dawn and Hérault peakThe village, valleys Cathars, Dawn and Hérault peak
The round of mimosasThe round of mimosas
Interior the church of ArboussolsInterior the church of Arboussols
The tennis court is available for freeThe tennis court is available for free
magical atmosphere in the junipers and drizzle in the morningmagical atmosphere in the junipers and drizzle in the morning
Storm on the SeaStorm on the Sea
Need a moment facing the moment onlyNeed a moment facing the moment only
There will always a hole in the wall of winter ...There will always a hole in the wall of winter ...
Time stands still in charge of oris and explanations ...Time stands still in charge of oris and explanations ...
The villageThe village
Arboussols, to read in the clouds after a starry nightArboussols, to read in the clouds after a starry night
Ens, neighboring municipality (village the sunniest region in France)Ens, neighboring municipality (village the sunniest region in France)



The church's pink marble door is superb!
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Wednesday 26 November
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C
Thursday 27 November
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 28 November
Min. 9°C - Max. 10°C


European restaurantBistrot Le Cortal  
Bistrot Le Cortal, recently renovated, is an old stable situated in the historic old town of Vernet, at the foot of the Canigou mountain, 40 minutes from Perpignan. We offer pierrades...
Located 15 km from Arboussols18 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHostellerie du Grand Duc
At the heart of Cathar country, the Hostellerie du Grand Duc welcomes you in a mansion dating from 1780. For 33 years, the family Bruchet invites you to enjoy regional cuisine, both...
Located 17.1 km from Arboussols39 € per person 
Provençal restaurantAuberge du Cellier  
The Auberge du Cellier invites you to discover a gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by Catalan. Chief applies to present dishes cleaned, highlighting local producers. The card...
Located 18.6 km from Arboussols45 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsLes fenêtres du soleil    
Claudia and Francis are happy to share with you this authentic Catalan house built in the heart of a granite hill. 4 spacious rooms, refined, which will delight the most demanding guest,...
Located in ArboussolsFrom 59 € to 79 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsMaison Prades    
Benoit and Robson have the pleasure of welcoming you to Maison Prades. The house dates back to 1870 and has 4 en-suite bedrooms with a large garden, private parking and a wonderful...
Located 7 km from ArboussolsFrom 65 € to 80 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsAu Chèvrefeuille    
A stay in our guest house will delight lovers of landscapes! Nestled high in the charming medieval village of Castle Montalba, you will enjoy a panorama of postcard from the Mediterranean...
Located 7 km from ArboussolsFrom 60 € to 65 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsLa casa de Frida  
This authentic stone house is located in the heart of a small village that offers breathtaking views of the Pyrenees and the valley of the Tet. Arboussols, in its green scrubland to...
Located in ArboussolsFrom 325 € to 375 € per week 
Mas for 24 personsMas Flores de Llum
At the foot of the Canigou in the Pyrenees-Orientales, Loic and Sylvie welcome you in a unique place, a green... You'll stay in this house authentic Catalan nineteenth century, calm...
Located 5.1 km from ArboussolsFrom 1560 € to 1850 € per week 
House for 4 personsGîte Estoher
Cottage with 2 rooms with beds 140x190, kitchen living room with refrigerator, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, TV. Garage with washing machine....
Located 6.9 km from ArboussolsFrom 350 € to 490 € per week 

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50 places over 6 haLe P'Tit Bonheur    
Located in a remarkable preserved natural site, in the middle of the Regional Natural reserve of the Catalan Pyrenees, in full nature. Shaded sites in terraces, water level for the...
Located 20 km from ArboussolsFrom 10 € to 15 € per day 
150 places over 4,5 haCamping du Riuferrer    
Situated between sea, mountains and Spain, close to the spas of Amelie-les-Bains, the site of Riuferrer welcomes you near the river, in a natural setting and a family atmosphere.
Located 26 km from ArboussolsFrom 11.50 € to 15 € per day 
100 places over 2,5 haCamping Le Moulin du Pont d'Alies    
A campsite on a human scale, nestled in the cool of a wide bend of the Aude with several islands accessible by foot, into the throats of Pierre-Lys, in a preserved and protected, and...
Located 26 km from ArboussolsFrom 13.50 € to 19.50 € per day 

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Mas Flores de Llum - Hotel in ArboussolsMas Flores de Llum    
Los Masos
Mas Flores de Llum offers self-catering holiday cottages with use of an outdoor swimming pool and a hamman. They are located in Los Masos, 20 km from Canigou Mountain. Each air-conditioned...
Located 5 km from ArboussolsRoom from 85 €
Hotel les Glycines - Hotel in ArboussolsHotel les Glycines     
Hotel les Glycines is situated in Prades, just 3 km from Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa Abbey in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Guests are invited to relax on the garden terrace or play billiards...
Located 7.3 km from ArboussolsRoom from 55 €
Le Moulin de Sournia - Hotel in ArboussolsLe Moulin de Sournia     
Set in a 10-hectare park with a lake, this residence features a swimming pool and offers sports facilities including badminton and pétanque. The Pyrenees Catalan Regional Natural Park...
Located 8 km from ArboussolsRoom from 59 €

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Appart'City Perpignan
Located in the centre of Perpignan, Appart'City Perpignan offers self-catering accommodation just 15 km from the beach. Free wired internet is available...
ibis Perpignan Centre
Located 750 metres from Perpignan Train Station and a 5-minute walk from the historical centre, this hotel offers a restaurant...
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