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Saint-Cyprien

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Saint-Cyprien - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales
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Famous for its vast marina, the agreeable seaside resort of Saint-Cyprien, situated on the Roussillon coast, is also well-known for its beautiful, long beach of fine sand, which extends over 6 km. It has everything to delight lovers of yachting in the Mediterranean, as well as those who enjoy sunbathing and water sports...A great number of organised outdoor activities are available on site, as well as the many events that take place in the summer.

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Saint-Cyprien

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.

Things to see and do

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

6 km of sandy beaches... The beaches are surely the most important tourist attraction of Saint-Cyprien. They extend along the Mediterranean Sea to Saint-Cyprien Beach. Program on this long stretch of fine sand, idleness, tanning, swimming or various water sports. Nearby, the marina, labeled Blue Flag for the quality of its water, can admire many boats and enjoy the terraces of cafes and restaurants. At this point, the fountain of the port cleans the water of the basin in addition to being decorative.

Built in the 18th century, on the remains of the old Romanesque church, the church Saint-Cyprien offers 18th and 19th century furniture. Do not miss the church of St. Stephen Vilarasa Romanesque style.

The François Desnoyer Collection, named after the country's child artist, is a museum displaying paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. To accompany the works of Modigliani, Utrillo or Eugène Boudin, the works of François Desnoyer are presented, while temporary exhibitions are organized regularly.

Green spaces abound at Saint-Cyprien, including the Jardin des Plantes opened in 2003. On nearly five hectares, trees more than a century old or palm trees, bamboos or camellias are available. Housed in the former park of the Villa des Capellans, the Jardin des Plantes hosts summer concerts and entertainment. Treasure hunts are organized to the delight of children. Located between the village and the beach, the landscaped park of Prade is an ideal place for families (sports trail, 3 artificial lakes, playground and picnic).

It includes a sports course, 2.5 km of trail, a bird area, and a kindergarten. A multi sports field also offers to learn about different activities such as football or basketball.

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Events and festivities

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

The Cypriales mark the arrival of spring: guitar concerts, open house offered by the associations of the city, or different sports activities. A cavalcade early May closing these events.

In June, the city organizes "South Beach", picnic citizen. The fires of St. John celebrate the longest day and give the kickoff of the summer season.

Patrol France over the city in July, while a fireworks display is organized for August 15.

The Festa Major in September closing the summer season.

Autumn is punctuated with sporting events: the young ITF international tennis tournament, the smaller Capellans tennis tournament for players 11 years playing in the league, castagnade and new wine, Muscat Christmas and Christmas Market are programmed every year.

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Beach of Art (North of Saint-Cyprien)
Beach of Art (North of Saint-Cyprien)
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Waterfront promenade - You can go from Canet-en-Roussillon to the port of Saint-Cyprien
Waterfront promenade - You can go from Canet-en-Roussillon to the port of Saint-Cyprien
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Fountain and sightseeing boat at the port of Saint-Cyprien
Fountain and sightseeing boat at the port of Saint-Cyprien
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Summer restaurants on the beach
Summer restaurants on the beach
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Third marina in Europe
Third marina in Europe
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Port of Saint-Cyprien
Port of Saint-Cyprien
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