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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Argelès-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Argelès-sur-Mer, the largest seaside resort and the French Catalan coast.

On one side the Mediterranean to the eye ... and the other Albères ...

The unique landscape of Argelès-sur-Mer extends nearly 10 kilometers: 7 km of sandy coast, from the Nature Reserve of Mas Larrieu until Racou, and 2 km of rocky coast, since Racou to the beach of 'Ouch.

20 km south of Perpignan, in one of the sunniest regions of France, the common dynamic is committed to preserving its environment committed to making tourism a quality space.

At the foot of the massif of Albera (1157 m), where the Pyrenees plunge into the sea, lifestyle, tourism and seaside delights will greet you for an unforgettable holiday in the Catalan region.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude42.5462140 (N 42° 32’ 46”)
Longitude3.0229110 (E 3° 1’ 22”)
Surface area58.67 km²
Population10079 inhabitants
Density171 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePerpignan (23 km, 29 min)
Insee code66008
IntercommunalityCC des Albères et de la Côte Vermeille

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-André5.6 km (12 min)
Collioure7.3 km (14 min)
Palau-del-Vidre7.4 km (10 min)
Latour-Bas-Elne9 km (14 min)
Elne9.1 km (12 min)
Sorède9.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Cyprien-Plage10.5 km (16 min)
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines11 km (13 min)
Port-Vendres11.1 km (15 min)
Laroque-des-Albères12.1 km (17 min)
Montescot12.3 km (15 min)
Brouilla13.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Cyprien13.8 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


The beach at the foot of Albères
The beach at the foot of Albères
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The museum of La Casa Albères
The museum of La Casa Albères
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Tower of Masan
Tower of Masan
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Wearing Argelès-sur-Mer
Wearing Argelès-sur-Mer
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Castle of Valmy
Castle of Valmy
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The Office of Tourism Argelès-sur-Mer
The Office of Tourism Argelès-sur-Mer
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View from the village of Argelès-sur-mer
View from the village of Argelès-sur-mer
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Of common solidarity where the spirit Catalan: A Township about 8 common at the foot of the massif of Albera which Argelès-sur-Mer is the capital? Communities that have banded together to help you discover many routes to detour for culture, recreation and sports adventure (35 sites and hiking, mountain biking, horse?). Circuits are available? to meet these charming villages, its beautiful Romanesque chapels and a traditional craftsmanship and know-how (factory Sorède beaters, glass in Palau-del-Vidre?). There is also a museum of railway Sorède, the breeding farm of yesteryear in Saint-Andre, turtles Happy Valley, Valmy eagles? So many visits that you can better penetrate the soul of this land.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea diving on the Vermillion Coast
Sports sensations48 € Argelès-sur-Mer
Canyoning or rafting in Aude
Sports sensations28 € Canet-en-Roussillon (16.6 km)
Boat and jet-ski licences
Sports sensations320 € Canet-en-Roussillon (17.3 km)
Discovery flight in a helicopter
Sports sensations50 € to 140 € Perpignan (19 km)
Canyoning at the Gourg des Anelles (Level 2)
Sports sensations40 € Céret (23 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Battle of Boulou
HikeEasy1h50Le Boulou (15.8 km)
Tour of Canet-en-Roussillon
Village visitEasy4h00Canet-en-Roussillon (17.7 km)
Saint-Ferréol hermitage
HikeEasy2h10Céret (23 km)
The Flag (Le Drapeau)
HikeIntermediate2h00Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (29 km)
Chapel of Santa Engracia
HikeIntermediate3h30Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (29 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals