Argeles-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The long beach, the forest and the lively town mean Argeles-sur-Mer is a very popular summertime resort

Argeles-sur-Mer is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Argeles-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Argeles-sur-Mer travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Argeles-sur-Mer in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Elne at 7 km and Port Vendres at 8 km.

Argeles-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Seaside resort at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

With a very attractive traditional harbour town to exlore and a small...

See Collioure guide


at 7 km (direction north-west)

Elne is a quiet town, with the cathedral cloisters among the highlights...

See Elne guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

Port-Vendres is a natural port (unusual here in southern Languedoc), a local...

See Port Vendres guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

Activity in the seaside resort of Saint-Cyprien is most definitely centred around...

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

As well as the beach in Banyuls-sur-Mer there is also an old...

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and royal...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting sites will be...

See Perpignan guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

Ceret has an extensive historic town centre and a Picasso Museum among...

See Ceret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The picturesque village of Castelnou, overlooked by a castle, is one of...

See Castelnou guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

The main highlight in Arles-sur-Tech is the Benedictine Abbey and cloisters, mostly...

See Arles-sur-Tech guide
Gorges de la Fou

Gorges de la Fou

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

In the Gorges de la Fou you can walk along the bottom...

See Gorges de la Fou guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a...

See Fort de Salses guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

In Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge of...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest and most interesting...

See Leucate guide

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Markets in and near Argeles-sur-Mer

Market days in Argeles-sur-Mer: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday; seasonal market: Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday;

  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Collioure: market Wednesday & Sunday (5km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (7km)
  • Port-Vendres: market Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (8km)
  • Banyuls-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (11km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (16km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (18km)

More information about Argeles-sur-Mer, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Argeles-sur-Mer, France

What to do at Argeles-sur-Mer? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Argeles-sur-Mer.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (8km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (16km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (17km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (36km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (36km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Paulilles (10km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (14km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (14km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (24km)
  • Étang de Leucate (34km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (36km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (36km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (55km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Argeles-sur-Mer is in the south of France at 20 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Argeles-sur-Mer is 703 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Argeles-sur-Mer

Canton: Argelès-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66700

Distance to Argeles-sur-Mer

from Perpignan (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 703 km

from Calais: 939 km

from Nice: 368 km

from Bordeaux: 385 km

from Strasbourg: 765 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Argeles-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Collioure, Elne, Palau-Del-Vidre, Saint-Andre and Sorede.

This page in French: Visiter Argeles-sur-Mer