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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Canet-en-Roussillon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

At the end of France, where the Mediterranean has an appointment with the Pyrenees, is Canet-en-Roussillon of those places that have managed to survive through time without losing their flavor. Only 12 km from Perpignan, it is the second city of the department and the beating heart of Montpellier triangle - Toulouse - Perpignan. Without complex and ever since, she is the one on the coast Roussillon its mark, the tone, asserting seaside town, Catalan village, the land of greed and tradition. At the same time respectful of its past and looks to the future, Canet knows as well laze under the sun that get involved in competitive sports without forgetting the most to offer to stroll along the promenade by the sea but also to find traces its history in the ruins of his castle. Canet is five letters as an open sesame to a horizon of pleasure and discovery. The waterfront, under the sun ...

Its access: Canet-en-Roussillon is the seaside town best served and most easily accessible of the department. Its proximity to the city of Perpignan allows it to benefit from the diversity of its transport.

Air: "The Perpignan Llabanere" 15 km from Canet, shuttle bus to Perpignan.

Train: "Station of Dali: the center of the world" to 10 km. Daily flights to Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Rome, Geneva, Hamburg and Barcelona.

Soon, the TGV line between France and Spain, will link Perpignan to Barcelona in just one hour.

Frequent bus connections to Perpignan Canet.

Car: A9 motorway "The Catalan", then exit Perpignan Nord-D83 and D81 or D627 output then exit Leucate and D81.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude42.7060910 (N 42° 42’ 22”)
Longitude3.0098980 (E 3° 0’ 36”)
Surface area30.22 km²
Population12837 inhabitants
Density424 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePerpignan (10.1 km, 12 min)
Insee code66037
IntercommunalityCA Perpignan Méditerranée

Nearest cities & towns

Sainte-Marie2.7 km (4 min)
Villelongue-de-la-Salanque5.1 km (7 min)
Saint-Nazaire5.1 km (7 min)
Torreilles6.6 km (8 min)
Cabestany6.8 km (12 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque9 km (13 min)
Alénya9.1 km (11 min)
Bompas9.1 km (11 min)
Saleilles9.7 km (12 min)
Saint-Cyprien-Plage9.9 km (13 min)
Perpignan11.2 km (14 min)
Pia12 km (15 min)
Le Barcarès12.5 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Relax: 9 km of sandy beach, beach clubs, kids clubs, spa center, water sports, marina.

Discover: pond and fishing huts, wine tasting, old town and narrow streets, Romanesque church of the 16th century castle of the fifteenth Vicomtal.

Enjoy: aquarium, Olympic swimming pool, leisure pool 25 m, weight room, tennis center, bike paths, fitness trails, petanque, diving, jet skiing, quad biking, mini-golf holes 18 and 15, casino, nightclubs, cinema, restaurants, bars and shops open all year.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Entertainment: many events throughout the year: high-level sporting events, cultural, theater, local festivals, themed markets, concerts and folklore.

Some of the main events:


Aerial view of Canet
Aerial view of Canet
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Etang de Canet
Etang de Canet
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Romanesque church
Romanesque church
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Boat Catalan
Boat Catalan
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Vicomtal Castle
Vicomtal Castle
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Jet ski
Jet ski
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Official logo of Canet-en-Roussillon
Official logo of Canet-en-Roussillon
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Scenic mini golf at Tropical golf
Entertainment7 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien-Plage (8.6 km)
Helicopter sightseeing flight
Sports sensations50 € to 140 € Perpignan (9.6 km)
Jet ski hire
Sports sensations20 € to 100 € Saint-Cyprien (9.7 km)
Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing
Sports sensations16 € Le Barcarès (10.2 km)
Visit an almond and dried fruit factory
Local flavoursFreeRivesaltes (13.3 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Canet-en-Roussillon
Village visitEasy4h00Canet-en-Roussillon
Leucate, cliff between sea and lagoon
HikeEasy2h30Leucate (23 km)
Battle of Boulou
HikeEasy1h50Le Boulou (25 km)
Saint-Ferréol hermitage
HikeEasy2h10Céret (32 km)
Sainte-Lucie Island
HikeEasy4h00Port-la-Nouvelle (35 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals