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Banyuls-sur-Mer

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Banyuls-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales
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Nestling At the heart of the Vermillion Coast, at the foot of the famous terraced vineyard, the delightful seaside town of Banyuls-sur-Mer, home town of the sculptor Aristide Maillol, offers its visitors and holidaymakers a marvellous range of things to explore. With its seafront esplanade, dotted with palm trees, the sandy and pebbly beaches, the marina, thalassotherapy institute, wine cellars, and also the aquarium of the Arago Laboratory, which displays Mediterranean fauna, the underwater path of the marine nature reserve of Cerbère-Banyuls, and the Mediterranean garden of Mas de la Serre, Banyuls-sur-Mer really provides a wide range of attractions!

The Maillol museum is found a few kilometres from the town centre, on the former smallholding of the artist. It pays homage to the famous Catalonian sculptor with a substantial collection of sculptures. His tomb rests in the garden near "La Méditerranée", a statue sculpted by Aristide Maillol.

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Banyuls-sur-Mer

Nestled in the Pyrenees, a beach, a port, the vines are what you learn on reaching Banyuls-sur-Mer. Your interests will then push through the streets of Cape Osne then a little further to the Puig del Mas, a former Roman oppidum where the spirit of the village remains the strongest. In addition, to the Col de Banyuls, lie the vineyards. It is on this land gives rise to that noble and rare wine that bears the name "Banyuls". Your walk in the hinterland will take you through plantations mimosas, olive trees, prickly pears, until Maillol Museum, where works are held by the great artist. Then you will walk on the waterfront that takes you to the port. Both picturesque fishing port and marina, bordered by the Allées Maillol, it is animated by the artists' studios and the Aquarium was established in 1885 by the University of Paris. Boat trips and scuba diving will take you to the discovery of cliffs and caves, an exceptional flora and fauna of a unique nature reserve. In the evening, enjoy the inevitable aperitif on the terrace of a cafe, the sound of the Sardana.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vineyard and Domaine Tambour winery tour
Local flavours5 € Banyuls-sur-Mer
Sea trip with underwater views
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 20 € Argelès-sur-Mer

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The city
The city
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The beach
The beach
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Marina
Marina
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Barricades of Banyuls, Terres des Templiers
Barricades of Banyuls, Terres des Templiers
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Vines and sea
Vines and sea
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Vineyard of Banyuls-sur-Mer
Vineyard of Banyuls-sur-Mer
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Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival
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Cricks of Banyuls-sur-Mer
Cricks of Banyuls-sur-Mer
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Marina
Marina
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Hiking coastline to Banyuls-sur-Mer
Hiking coastline to Banyuls-sur-Mer
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Banyuls Bay
Banyuls Bay
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Rue du vieux Banyuls
Rue du vieux Banyuls
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Young lady (Maillol bronze)
Young lady (Maillol bronze)
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Banyuls-sur-Mer's Beach
Banyuls-sur-Mer's Beach
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Thalassotherapy center
Thalassotherapy center
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Thalassotherapy center - Space marine form
Thalassotherapy center - Space marine form
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The Church of Saint John the Baptist
The Church of Saint John the Baptist
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City Hall
City Hall
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Monument of La Sardane
Monument of La Sardane
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The beach
The beach
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Memorial
Memorial
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