Arles-sur-Tech tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The main highlight in Arles-sur-Tech is the Benedictine Abbey and cloisters, mostly dating from the 13th century

Arles-sur-Tech 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 Arles-sur-Tech. For detailed visitor information see the Arles-sur-Tech 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 Arles-sur-Tech in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ceret at 11 km and Prats de Mollo la Preste at 14 km.

Arles-sur-Tech, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Gorges de la Fou

Gorges de la Fou

less than one km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ceret guide
Prats de Mollo la Preste

Prats de Mollo la Preste

at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

In Prats-de-Mollo you will enjoy exploring the historic centre, then the energetic...

See Prats de Mollo la Preste guide
Mount Canigou

Mount Canigou

at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Although not very high, Mont Canigou dominates the landscape and culture of...

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Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Castelnou guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide


at 25 km (direction north-west)

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of...

See Prades guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-west)

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and...

See Eus guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village...

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at 30 km (direction north-west)

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains the...

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at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Elne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-west)

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become...

See Mosset guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

The long beach, the forest and the lively town mean Argeles-sur-Mer is...

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

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

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

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Markets in and near Arles-sur-Tech

  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (4km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (11km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (18km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (22km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (24km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (27km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (32km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (34km)

More information about Arles-sur-Tech, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Arles-sur-Tech, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (26km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (42km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (17km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (17km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (24km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (24km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (24km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Fou (2km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (10km)
  • Pic du Canigou (16km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (24km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (30km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (38km)
  • Paulilles (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (44km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (44km)
  • Étang de Leucate (53km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (55km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Arles-sur-Tech is in the south of France at 35 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Arles-sur-Tech is 712 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arles-sur-Tech

Canton: Arles-sur-Tech

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66150

Distance to Arles-sur-Tech

from Perpignan (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 712 km

from Calais: 946 km

from Nice: 401 km

from Bordeaux: 370 km

from Strasbourg: 789 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Arles-sur-Tech from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda, Corsavy, Montbolo and Montferrer.

This page in French: Visiter Arles-sur-Tech