The Mediterranean caressed by a sunlit sky, an enormous fine sandy beach that extends to our beautiful Côte Rocheuse.
Blue flag sign for quality of clean beaches, handiplage beach (beach is made accessible to handicapped persons), kids stations the harbour are as many European quality labels as the community of Argelès-sur-Mer has had since its inception
The coastal path highlights the historic and natural heritage.The part form Le Racou to the beach of l’Ouille crosses schist cliffs running through pebbly isolated shingle beaches called de Portells stairs carved into the rocks.
Beyond Argelès-sur-mer, the coastal path continues running from Collioure and Port-Vendres.
Le Racou is a world heritage site selected by the community and the conservatory of the French Coastal Protection Agency to protect the scenic character
Tour de la Massane is also classified as nature reserve site, you will discover in a few hours the Mediterranean shrubland filled with the scent of flowers.
The Del Mar village-Résidence Antinéa next to Perpignan (66) is the ideal departure point to discover our super Catalan region !
Our Catalan country vast plain bordered by the Pyrenees in the south and in the East by the Mediterranean and dominated by our majestic Canigou offers an exceptional variety of landscapes : vineyards, orchards, many shingle beaches, fine sandy beaches, mountains, numerous typical villages (Villefranche de Conflent, Céret, Collioure…) with their rich history of architecture.
We recommend you start your stay by visiting our coast by stopping at
Collioure, a famous fishermen’s village renowned for its anchovies and its painters (Picasso, Matisse, Derain, Georges Braque, Othon Friesz…)
Banyuls-sur-mer and its marine nature reserve without forgetting the wines of the Roussillon to consume in moderation…
The Lac des Bouillouses and its surroundings is a world heritage site, the site is accessible by marked hiking trails, shuttle service, chairlifts..
Tautavel is a recognized around the world for having its territory La Caune de l’Arago, a prehistoric cave having accommodated the oldest known European 450 000 years ago, nearby you can visit the gorges of Galamus
Céret : visit the Museum of Modern Art of Céret, the galleries and painters, Catalan culture, music and bullfighting, it’s the capital of the cherry
Villefranche de conflent situated on the little peak of the canigou Villefranche is listed as one of the « Beautiful Villages of France », listed world heritage monument by UNESCO and Villefranche is one of 14 tourist sites of the works of Vauban.
Our Catalan land is characterized by its nature sites with exceptional views, it’s an authentic land.
You feel like discovering our department do not hesitate to ask for our top 10 most beautiful tourist sites to visit or to see in the Pyrénées orientales
Situated in the peninsula of Cap de Creus, Cadaqués is the most famous town of la Costa Brava of the region of Gerona. Its rocky coast fringed by beautiful shingle beaches, is one of its main attractions not to mention the splendid landscape of the Parc naturel du Cap de Creus.
Do not miss the house museum Portlligat of the painter Salvador Dali
“Figueras with the theater museum of Salvador Dali and its traditional market ”
“You can also discover Rosas and Canyelles Petites”
The volcanic area of la Garrotxa. In the north the territory is bordered by the Catalan Pyrenees. The province is characterized by the three most representative museums of the paintings of the surrealist painter Salvador Dali : the Dali theatre musem of Figueres, the house museum of Portlligat, the castle of Pubol.
The historic centre of its capital Gerona is equally worth mentioning, in the field of gourmet cuisine, we can highlight the products of the garden of the region of L’Emporda and the products of the sea such as the shrimps of Palamos. A few of its restaurants are renowned internationally ‘El Celler de Can Roca » restaurant ‘El bulli » voted best restaurant in the world.
Barcelona the Spanish Catalan capital that we recommend you visit namely the Sagrada Familia, the parc guell, the gothic neighborhood, the new camp, the ramblas…
Andorre, the « capital » of duty-free shopping…
Interested in the history and culture of our department wine lovers and our gourmet cuisine will certainly please you
Catalan cuisine is often associated with the land and sea as the traditional « poulet aux gambas », (chicken with gambas) we often talk about our cuisine as « mar i munt » which translates Sea and Mountain
To the tradidtional preparations such as la Cargolada » are added « Boles de Picoulat », « L’Ollada » high quality gastronomical Catalan charcuterie products. Botifarres little black and white sausages to be eaten raw or grilled, fat sausage with delicate flesh, dried sausages, « fuets » fine fresh and dried sausages, indispensable for barbecues.
“Catalan pastries and sweets just a few delightful pleasures ….”
Brac de gitano, pa d’ous, mel i mato, bunyetes, pastissets, crema catalana, rousquilles… Here are the names full of poetry given to the traditional Catalan desserts. You will no doubt taste them before being able to pronounce them correctly, but the right accent will come after a few tastings !
Vineyards and wines of the Rousillon
The terroir is a delicate balance between soil, its nature, its position, the climate, an environment and the work of man. It gives the wine a unique specificity that cannot be made elsewhere
AOC (Controlled Origin Certification) dry wines : Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Collioure, Côtes du Roussillon Les Aspres, Côtes du Roussillon Les Aspres, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Caramany…
Natural sweet wines : Banyuls and Banyuls Grand Cru, Maury, Rivesaltes, Muscat de Rivesaltes…
You can ask at reception for our list of restaurants that we recommend !!