The village of Saint-André (Sant Andreu in Catalan) has its origins in the former Benedictine monastery which was founded in the Middle Ages. From that time still the old Romanesque abbey, which became the parish church, historical monument, which is decorated with beautiful marble sculptures from the 11th century (the lintel of the window, the altar ...).
Discover the ancient Romanesque abbey of St. Andrew and the House of Romanesque art, which offers a fun visit in the heart of the village.
In this charming setting, discover also many temporary exhibitions (paintings, sculptures ...), next door to the Art Gallery of the Town Hall, Monday to Friday from 9h to 12h and from 15h to 18h.
Outside the village, the locality of Taxo Upstream, The Discovery Farm "Farming of Yesteryear" offers to meet more than 300 animals (most endangered) it receives on its 3 acres of land.
Easter theme Goigs dels Ous the weekend, Easter omelette and Easter Monday.
On Saturday, pascals traditional songs in the village. In front of City Hall: cistella and descent of the serenade. Sardana.
On Easter Monday, those who desire (advance registration) can taste in a friendly atmosphere, the Easter omelette.
In late May, every other year, "Art Seen in the Street": Artists from all walks you their work in the heart of this pretty village.
For the Feast of St. John "Jibs of Sant Juan" (June 23 at night), after the arrival of the flame, burning of the bonfire and traditional evening: Traditional Songs, sardanes, prom ...
In early July, Festival Theatre. Festival of 6 days with 2 pieces per day and closing night with meals. The festival annually attracts more and more people: amateurs and professionals meet and rub shoulders with ease.
On July 13 evening meals and great ball for the national holiday, July 14, followed by parade sardanes.
In July, festival Path (classical music) - free entry participation.
In early August, the Bodegas de Saint-André. Festive evening with the participation of several associations Saint-André. Drink stalls and restaurants, music and friendly atmosphere.
In early September, Association Forum.
In September, annual garage sale.
The European Heritage Days, the third weekend of September: discounted or free tickets, and entertainment at the house of the Roman art of Saint-André and church.
Mid-October: Wine festival premiere. Tasting of young wine and food to the cooperative with the participation of the Festival Committee. Friendly and festive atmosphere.
The St. Cecilia, November 22: free concert on Sunday.
The St. Andrew, November 30 (village festival). On weekends, cinema, various street entertainment, dining, dancing, sardanes ...
Early December: Telethon. The whole village is mobilized: A lot of entertainment for the Telethon.
A Christmas nativity scene. Pessebre and Christmas Mass at night on 24 and 25 in the morning.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
La Casa de l'Albera (Interpretive Centre) - Guided tours of the old village (information on +33 4 68 81 42 74).
Coastal Trail: hiking trails ranging from Argelès to Cerberus.
The Eagles of Valmy. Open from early April to early November (information on +33 4 68 81 67 32).
Many hiking routes (Topo guide on sale at the Tourist Office).
Leisure Area, North Beach.
Tourist Office: Tel: +33 4 68 81 15 85.
Former Benedictine abbey. Home cloister open all year (information on +33 4 68 89 84 33).
Gallery Two Steeples (above the cloister). Open if exposure.
Tourist Office: Tel: +33 4 68 89 84 33.
Valley of the Turtles. Open from late March to early November on Sundays and holidays (information on +33 4 68 95 50 50).
Factory riding crops and whips. Open all year. Possible visit of the workshops.
Chapel Lavall. To see at the end of a circuit along the gorges of Lavalle.
Chapel of Our Lady of the Castle. Hermitage Castle Ultrera associated.
Tourist Office: Tel: +33 4 68 89 31 17.
Palau del Vidre:
The Glass Palace is open all year, Town Hall Square. 7 / 7,
Engraver mirror, stained glass, glass shops ...
St. Mary Church (eleventh or twelfth century) 15th century altarpieces. Visit on request.
Town Hall: Tel: +33 4 68 22 14 17.
Old town. Ancient medieval streets and shops.
Many hiking trails, from easy in sports.
Tourist Office: Tel: +33 4 68 95 49 97.
Priory Sta Maria del Vilar. Open all year (information on +33 4 68 89 64 61).
Church of the village. Gate of the 13th century Catalan fittings.
Town Hall: Tel: +33 4 68 89 61 76.
Castle. Remains of what was an important fortress.
Botanical Trail (free), 4 km to discover the flora of Mediterranean forests.
A bike tour takes you to the peak St Christau and Cervical Ouillat.
Town Hall: Tel: +33 4 68 89 60 49.
And the Vermilion Coast ...
Royal Castle is open all year (information on +33 4 68 82 06 43).
Fort St. Elmo Church of Our Lady of the Angels
The paths of Fauvism.
Very nice view from the balcony of Madeloc.
Tourist Office: Tel: +33 4 68 82 46 29.
Musée Maillol, open all year (information on +33 4 68 88 57 11).
Aquarium du Laboratoire Arago, open all year (information on +33 4 68 88 73 39).
Romanesque church of the Rector, 11th century
The Natural Marine Reserve (Banyuls to Cerberus) and the underwater trail of Cape Peyrefite.
Tourist Office: Tel: +33 4 68 88 31 58.
The Lookout: Old-style hotel reminiscent of a ship. It is listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments.
The Natural Marine Reserve (Banyuls to Cerberus).
Hiking for all levels between the sea and mountains.
Tourist Office: Tel: +33 4 68 88 42 36.
Guided tours and audio guides to the city (contact the tourist office).