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Saint-Cyprien - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

At the heart of the Eastern Pyrenees, in full French Catalonia, is one of seven resorts appointed in 1960 as part of the Racine project, Saint-Cyprien. Third marina in France, the resort attracts many tourists throughout the year, which brings a certain fervor and a major entertainment this southern city.

Located ten kilometers from Perpignan, the city of Saint-Cyprien faces the Mediterranean Sea, offering a breathtaking view of the deep blue sea. Walking through the streets, we appreciate smells markets where Catalan specialty smack as peaches, Roussillon Red, honey or the FUET.

With its excellent facilities, Saint-Cyprien is an ideal place to spend a dream vacation with family or friends in a protected environment. Located at the foot of the Pyrenees and about thirty kilometers from Spain, the city can easily discover the best sites of this region of France. On foot, horseback or mountain bike, so you can enjoy the charms of the nature of Saint-Cyprien.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude42.6178300 (N 42° 37’ 4”)
Longitude3.0041820 (E 3° 0’ 15”)
Surface area15.80 km²
Population10704 inhabitants
Density677 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePerpignan (18.3 km, 23 min)
Insee code66171
IntercommunalityCC Sud-Roussillon

Nearest cities & towns

Latour-Bas-Elne2.5 km (6 min)
Saint-Cyprien-Plage3 km (7 min)
Alénya3.6 km (8 min)
Elne4.6 km (9 min)
Théza6.3 km (11 min)
Corneilla-del-Vercol6.5 km (9 min)
Saint-Nazaire6.9 km (10 min)
Saleilles7.3 km (11 min)
Montescot9 km (11 min)
Villeneuve-de-la-Raho9.8 km (11 min)
Cabestany10.2 km (14 min)
Palau-del-Vidre10.8 km (12 min)
Bages10.8 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Saint-Cyprien has significant natural and cultural heritage that attracts tourists from all over Europe.

The beaches are surely the most important tourist attraction Saint-Cyprien. They extend along the Mediterranean Saint-Cyprien Beach. The program on this long stretch of sand, relaxing, sunbathing, swimming or water sports. The nearby marina, labeled Blue Flag for the quality of its water, you can admire numerous boats and enjoy the terraces of cafes and restaurants. Here, the port fountain cleans the pond water in addition to being decorative.

Built in the eighteenth century on the remains of the old Romanesque church, the church offers Saint-Cyprien under furniture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Do not miss also the church of Saint-Etienne Romanesque Vilarasa.

The collection François Desnoyers, the name of the artist native son, is a museum with paintings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. To accompany the works of Modigliani, Utrillo and Eugene Boudin, the works of François Desnoyers presented, while temporary exhibitions are organized regularly.

Green spaces abound in Saint-Cyprien, including the botanical garden opened in 2003. Over nearly five hectares, more than century-old trees or palms, bamboos and camellias are available under. Housed in the old park of the villa of Capellans, the botanical garden is also the venue of several peacocks roam freely. Located between the village and the beach, Prade Park is an ideal place for families.

It includes a fitness trail, 2.5 km trail, a bird sanctuary and a kindergarten. A multi sports also offers an introduction to various activities such as football or basketball.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The animations are not lacking in Saint-Cyprien, an entertaining resort and full of life.

In April, the Cypriales festival is the largest cultural event in the resort of Saint-Cyprien. To celebrate the arrival of spring, guitar concerts, presentations of associations of the city, or different sports activities are offered. A regatta is held on the occasion of the festival by the yacht club of the city.

In June, the city organizes Midi Beach, animations of all kinds on the seafront and Saint-Cyprien Beach. The sailing regatta is organized Saint-Cyprien at this time of the year.

The Patrouille de France fly over the city in July, while a firework is organized for August 15.

The main festival and its many rides and other events take place September 16 and the local fair, a month later, on October 15.


Port Saint-Cyprien
Port Saint-Cyprien
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Third marina in Europe
Third marina in Europe
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Fountain and tourist boat at the port of Saint-Cyprien
Fountain and tourist boat at the port of Saint-Cyprien
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning or rafting in Aude
Sports sensations28 € Canet-en-Roussillon (9 km)
Sea diving on the Vermillion Coast
Sports sensations48 € Argelès-sur-Mer (9.2 km)
Boat and jet-ski licences
Sports sensations320 € Canet-en-Roussillon (9.6 km)
Discovery flight in a helicopter
Sports sensations50 € to 140 € Perpignan (11.9 km)
Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing
Sports sensations16 € Le Barcarès (20 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Canet-en-Roussillon
Village visitEasy4h00Canet-en-Roussillon (9.7 km)
Battle of Boulou
HikeEasy1h50Le Boulou (17.5 km)
Saint-Ferréol hermitage
HikeEasy2h10Céret (26 km)
The Flag (Le Drapeau)
HikeIntermediate2h00Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (31 km)
Chapel of Santa Engracia
HikeIntermediate3h30Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (31 km)


Bed & breakfasts

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