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Err

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Small village of Occitania, Err takes place in the Pyrenees-Orientales, on the Spanish border. In the heart of the district of Prades, the town is also part of the Cerdagne.

The one that takes its name from the Catalan has a Neolithic origin. Long occupied by the Iberians, the village of Err saw its first church appear in the tenth century, becoming a parish in its own right. In the XIXth century, Err is known for its textile activity, which allowed it to develop until the middle of the twentieth century.

Today, Err is mainly focused on tourism thanks to its modest architectural heritage, but especially with the Err-Puigmal ski resort located directly on the territory of the municipality. Lovers of outdoor activities and preserved nature find their happiness in this part of the Pyrenees-Orientales.

Geographical information

MunicipalityErr
Postcode66800
Tourism label
Latitude42.4425210 (N 42° 26’ 33”)
Longitude2.0313570 (E 2° 1’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 1309m to 2900m
Surface area25.92 km²
Population640 inhabitants
Density24 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePerpignan (94 km, 1h33)
Insee code66067
IntercommunalityCC Pyrénées Cerdagne
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon, Pyrenees
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Saillagouse2.1 km (4 min)
Llo4.7 km (8 min)
Sainte-Léocadie5.2 km (8 min)
Estavar6.1 km (11 min)
Puigmal6.2 km (8 min)
Nahuja7.6 km (12 min)
Osséja7.8 km (11 min)
Palau-de-Cerdagne8.2 km (13 min)
Eyne9.5 km (13 min)
Bourg-Madame9.8 km (11 min)
Ur11.6 km (14 min)
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via12 km (17 min)
Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes12.6 km (16 min)
Bolquère12.7 km (16 min)
La Cabanasse13.1 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The ski resort of Err-Puigmal takes place at the foot of the Puigmal, on the Pyrenees mountains. It is between 1800 and 2665 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees. The site was created in the early 1970s and covers more than 320 hectares, including thirty-five kilometers of skiing, mainly in the forest. The resort, in addition to its recreational areas, also offers a secure off-piste descent site.

In the heart of the village of Err, you can admire the beautiful Saint-Genis church built in the 12th century. Located on the heights of the town, it is next to the chapel of the Virgin, a building of Romanesque style. It is an important pilgrimage site linked to a statue of the Virgin Mary and the Seated Child of the 13th century. It was inscribed in the Historical Monuments, just like the Saint-Genis Church. Note that the statue is classified as Historic Monuments.

In the summertime, Err offers an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a play area with many entertainments.

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Events and festivities

From 15 June to 15 September, the village offers a farmers' market on Wednesday morning.

The patron festivals of Err take place on 24 June and 25 August.

On 2 July, the village welcomes the pilgrimage to the Virgin and Child in the Chapel of the Virgin.

Every last Sunday in July, the town organizes its village festival with many activities.

Weather

Wednesday 18 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 16°C
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
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Friday 20 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 18°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Tourist Rally Cerdagne proposed by Treasures 66. Walk of discovery in the villages of the French Cerdagne.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fly fishing at the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees
Nature and the great outdoors95 € to 375 € Bolquère (7.9 km)
Introduction to laser biathlon
Sports sensations33 € to 36 € La Llagonne (11.8 km)
Electric mountain bike hire at the Col de La Llose
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 32 € La Llagonne (13.7 km)
Horse ride in the mountains
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 65 € Matemale (16.8 km)
Visit an old-style artisan baker and biscuit-maker
Arts and CraftsFreeVernet-les-Bains (32 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Carança Gorges
HikeAthletic3h30Thuès-Entre-Valls (18 km)
The Lakes of Nohèdes
HikeAthletic7h30Nohèdes (29 km)
Madrès Peak
HikeIntermediate3h00Roquefort-de-Sault (36 km)
Along the Bohère Canal
HikeEasy1h30Prades (38 km)
Pic du Midi
HikeIntermediate3h30Roquefeuil (42 km)

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