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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Sorède
Insee code66196
AltitudeFrom 42 to 1241 meters
Surface34.54 km²
Population3105 inhabitants
Density89 inhabitants/km²


National labelsLaroque-des-Albères at 2.4 km (6 min)
Chief townPerpignan (at 26 km, 33 min)Saint-André at 3.1 km (5 min)
DepartmentPyrénées-OrientalesPalau-del-Vidre at 5 km (7 min)
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Located in a green and peaceful Sorède is a thriving village that preserves the charm and authenticity of a Catalan village.

Its location at the foot of the Massif des Albères and near the beaches of Argeles-sur-Mer (7 miles) makes it an ideal place for a nice relaxing days.

An authentic village, friendly and festive, located in a green that invites you throughout the year to discover the successful marriage between Art and Culture, Sea and Mountain, Nature and Leisure.


  • The Valley of Turtles:
  • Unique in the Catalan Pyrenees, near the Mediterranean, the Valley of the Turtles is a breeding center, protection, breeding, conservation of species and offers the public the turtles in the world.
  • From the Seychelles giant tortoise to the only French and baby nursery, the monstrous alligator turtle in the most beautiful in the world (Radiata of Madagascar), the box turtle is also, crepe coal, funeral, leper or leopard .
  • The Department of the Catalan Pyrenees Nord has a shared history with the turtles. A late Tertiary lived here with large groups of giant tortoises and other various sizes (paleontological site of Serrat to Vaquer, global scientific value).
  • A box bone was collected in the silt of the brick Faget, on the road from Perpignan to Canet and fragments of a huge shell in the silt of Mas Belrich near Villeneuve de la Raho.
  • Over the centuries, sculptors immortalized turtles (Cloister of Saint-Genis, font of Arles sur Tech, obelisk of Port-Vendres) and we can follow the route of the turtles in northern Catalonia and south through Barcelona or Figueres. Here is the turtle fossil, sculpture, symbol and reality.
  • Tel. : +33 4 68 95 50 50.
  • Opening hours: From March 1 to 31: from 12h to 17h. From April to May: 10 to 18. From June to August: 9 am to 19:30. In September: from 10 to 19. In October: from 11h to 18h. Open 7/7.
  • Visit time: 1:30.
  • "The Micocouliers" factory whips:
  • A must visit! This heritage activity since the 18th century offers handcrafted unique, sporting goods hunting and riding with the famous "Whip of Perpignan" wooden Micocouliers, family tree of the elm grown from 13th century.
  • In the shop, all items that are on offer, are handcrafted by workers with disabilities.
  • Address: Street Stage - 66690 Sorède.
  • Tel. : +33 4 68 89 04 50 - Email: esat.micocouliers @
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 12am and 13.30 to 17. Friday: from 8.30am to 12am and 13h30 to 15h.
  • The Chapel of Our Lady of the Castle - The Soul and heart Sorède:
  • A visit to this place, serene and full of history is inescapable. To access it you must take the path that for centuries so many feet have trodden to go implore the blessings of the Virgin Mary, the "Madonna of Ultréra".
  • Nestled in the mountains, in the shade of chestnut trees, the chapel you will then reward his panorama. In this haven of peace you can sit for a picnic or meditate on the beauty of the world, the bravest can afford a little trip to the ruins of the castle Ultréra. Or linger on the remains of the first French solar furnace installed in 1900 by a Portuguese scientific Padre Himalaya.
  • Running time approximately 1:30.
  • Accessible by car.
  • The solar furnace and its vestiges in the footsteps of "Padre Himalaya":
  • When the past meets the present or the story of a sorcerer? From a spy? Or a precursor?
  • This is a "strange story" that takes place in the spring of 1900 just minutes from the Hermitage of Our Lady of the Castle, at a place called "El Coll del Buc".
  • A Portuguese scientist decided to install equipment and to practice strange "enigmatic" experiences condensations of sunlight. Witchcraft? Espionage? Just months after his arrival the mysterious stranger is eager to leave, taking his secret with him. Remains of the first solar furnace ever made worldwide, only the circular rail of concrete on which the machine rotated and the remains of the platform called "From the Spy" built in dry stone still visible today, will survive this "strange story" forgotten in the whirlwind of life.
  • The church of St. Assicle and Sainte-Victoire:
  • Former chapel of the castle lord Sorède is any possibility to Sureda 950 receives the relics of saints (two martyrs of Cordoba in Spain) and became a parish under the name "Santi Assiscle of Sureda".
  • The church appears in the literature in 1051. It was reconstructed several times, in 1400 and in 1733 "Populus me fecit 1733." The inscription over the entrance door to the outside including the date of its construction. Another, located on the roof of the choir is known as the architect and the date of its completion in 1737.
  • Open to the public on Wednesdays from 16h to 18h and Sundays from 9.30am to 11am.
  • Hiking or horseback riding, tennis, bowls ...
  • Free guided tours of the village.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Sorède
Natural sitesForest of Sorède


List of Events perennial:

  • March-April-Easter Goigs dels Ous (Catalan songs in the streets).
  • April:
  • Fair of Olive Oil.
  • St. Jordi.
  • May: Garage sale.
  • June: Feast of Pentecost.
  • June 21: Music Day.
  • June 23: Feast of St John with fireworks and sardanes.
  • July 14: Bastille Day.
  • July-August: A lot of entertainment and craft fairs.
  • October: Days mycological.
  • November:
  • Cross of St Martin.
  • Festival of St Assiscle.
  • November-December: Rifles (lotto Catalan).
  • December:
  • Telethon.
  • Parade of Lights.
  • Christmas Market.


Between 15 and 40 minutes around Sorède:

  • Saint-Cyprien, Argeles-sur-mer and sandy beaches.
  • Collioure and the Rocky Coast.
  • Port-Vendres, Banyuls, Cerberus ...
  • Saint-Genis and its cloister.
  • St. Andrew's Church and its Museum of Roman Art
  • Palau-del-Vidre and the Palace of Glass.
  • Villelongue-dels-Monts and the chapel of Santa Maria del Vilar.
  • Canet and fishermen cabins on lakes.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea diving on the Vermillion CoastSports sensations48 €Argelès-sur-Mer (7.8 km)
Canyoning or rafting in AudeSports sensations28 €Canet-en-Roussillon (19.4 km)
Boat and jet-ski licencesCulture and education320 €Canet-en-Roussillon (20 km)

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Porch Republic SquarePorch Republic Square
Hermitage of Our Lady of the CastleHermitage of Our Lady of the Castle
Church of SorèdeChurch of Sorède
Church SorèdeChurch Sorède



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Mediterranean restaurantLa Pierranne  
PYRENEES-BELGIUM - The Pyrenees-Orientales, Albères between Argeles and Le Boulou. On the heights of Banyuls, an expensive curiosity to our palace is reaching: La Pierranne the restaurant...
Located 4.3 km from Sorède26 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantPic à Pic  
ACTIVITY OF ARGELÈS PARK - A little lost in the middle of a shopping center, this small restaurant worth visiting. The setting is simple but friendly, the food is original and well...
Located 5.3 km from Sorède28 € per person 
Mediterranean restaurantPic à Pic  
A Argelès -sur -Mer, the Pic à Pic restaurant will attract your attention. Bright and friendly, the hotel has beautiful tables covered with red and orange colors. You will have the...
Located 5.4 km from Sorède28 € per person 

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Pavillon with 5 bedroomsCôté Saisons    
Côté Saisons located in a newly refurbished 19th century house provide 5 guest rooms that offer comfort and beautifully decorated french interiors. Most of the rooms have breathtaking...
Located 1.9 km from SorèdeFrom 70 € to 120 € the double room 
Mas with 5 bedroomsMas du Tech     NEW
Bed and Breakfast in Languedoc Roussillon, near the Mediterranean. In the quiet campaign, family night and evening guest table with local cuisine. Le Mas du Tech is run by Andrew and...
Located 5.8 km from Sorède60 € the double room 
Mas with 4 bedroomsLe Chai Catalan  
Close to Collioure and the sea, an old winery renovated with taste and originality. Atypical building, nicely decorated, central atrium, comfortable and quiet bedrooms, a lovely garden...
Located 6 km from SorèdeFrom 90 € to 110 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsGîte Fuschia  
Villa located at the entrance of the village with a detached cottage and a yearly rental. Ground floor: living room with kitchenette, two bedrooms (i bed 2 people) (2 beds 1 pers),...
Located in SorèdeFrom 390 € to 700 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsArgelès Collioure Sorede
Located in the triangle Argelés Sorède Collioure. The waterfront 8 km from the beach. Your pooch will be welcome. Villa 4 faces 95 m² sleeps 6. 1,600 m² of landscaped grounds.. In the...
Located 2.5 km from SorèdeFrom 900 € to 1100 € per week 
House for 6 personsHouse for 6 persons  
Independent house but adjoining a vacation home with pool and parking privé. Située in the center of Argelès Plage, 300 m from the sea, close to shopping and area piétonne. Surface...
Located 7.5 km from SorèdeFrom 250 € to 650 € per week 

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150 places over 5,5 haVillage Camping Le Méditerranée Argelès    
Le Méditerranée is a Village Club 5*, located within idyllic surroundings, near the sea. Mobil homes, 'gîte' (little house) and natural cottage with terrace and garden are proposed...
Located 7.1 km from Sorède 
72 places over 1,5 haCamping les oliviers    
Le Boulou
Camping with beautiful mountain views and exceptionally mild climate, offering you numerous possibilities to enjoy your leisure time. Including walking or climbing the mountains, horse...
Located 9.3 km from SorèdeFrom 15 € to 22 € per day 
100 places over 3 haCamping de la Vallée    
Between sea and mountains, camping in the Valley is ideally located for a relaxing and full of discovery. Just 2.5 km from the A9, it will be the ideal place for your steps, but will...
Located 13.6 km from SorèdeFrom 12.90 € to 18.20 € per day 

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Saint Jacques - Hotel in SorèdeSaint Jacques     
Overlooking the picturesque village of Sorède, the Saint Jacques Hotel welcomes you near the Mediterranean beaches and offers a wonderful view of the sea. It features 15 guest rooms...
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Auberge Du Roua - Hotel in SorèdeAuberge Du Roua     
This authentic Catalan mansion from the 18th century offers entirely refurbished accommodation, contemporary settings and all modern comforts. The spacious suites, comfortable rooms,...
Located 4.6 km from SorèdeRoom from 79 €
Camping La Pinède Enchantée - Hotel in SorèdeCamping La Pinède Enchantée    
Set on a 2-hectare pedestrian estate, in the countryside, this resort is 4 km from Mas Larieu Beach in Argelès-sur-Mer and 10-minutes from Racou Beach. You can relax in the deckchairs...
Located 4.9 km from Sorède

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Suite Novotel Perpignan Centre
This Suite Novotel hotel is located in the centre of Perpignan 600 metres from Perpignan Cathedral. It offers air-conditioned suites, a fitness centre...
Bleu Mer Duplex & Suites
Located 50 metres from the beach, in front of the tourism centre in Saint-Cyprien Plage, this property features a communal...
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