Argeles-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Argeles-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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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 beach, Collioure...

See Collioure guide


at 7 km (direction north-west)

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

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 fishing town...

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 the beach...

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 town of...

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 residence in...

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 pleased to...

See Perpignan guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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 our favourite...

See Castelnou guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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 of one...

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 substantial and...

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 the village...

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 along the...

See Leucate guide

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Map of places to visit near Argeles-sur-Mer


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