Banyuls-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: As well as the beach in Banyuls-sur-Mer there is also an old town of narrow streets to explore

Banyuls-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 Banyuls-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Banyuls-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 Banyuls-sur-Mer in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Collioure at 6 km and Argeles-sur-Mer at 11 km.

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

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

Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Port Vendres guide


Seaside resort at 6 km (direction north-west)

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

See Collioure guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Elne guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 30 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 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Perpignan guide


at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Ceret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Castelnou guide


at 41 km (direction 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 41 km (direction 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 43 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 46 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 48 km (direction north-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 Banyuls-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Banyuls-sur-Mer

Market days in Banyuls-sur-Mer: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

  • Banyuls-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • Port-Vendres: market Saturday (5km)
  • Collioure: market Wednesday & Sunday (6km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (18km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (25km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (27km)

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

Tourist attractions near Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (18km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (27km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (46km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Paulilles (2km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (3km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (23km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (31km)
  • Étang de Leucate (42km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (43km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (46km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Banyuls-sur-Mer is in the south of France at 31 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Banyuls-sur-Mer is 711 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Banyuls-sur-Mer

Canton: Côte Vermeille

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66650

Distance to Banyuls-sur-Mer

from Perpignan (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 711 km

from Calais: 946 km

from Nice: 363 km

from Bordeaux: 397 km

from Strasbourg: 768 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerbere, Collioure and Port-Vendres.

This page in French: Visiter Banyuls-sur-Mer