Camelas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Camelas in Pyrenees-Orientales

Photo is of Castelnou at 2 km from Camelas

Visit Camelas: highlights and tourist information

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Camelas is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Castelnou at 2 km and Ille-sur-Tet at 7 km.

Camelas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 2 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Castelnou guide


at 7 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 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Ceret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Eus guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 19 km (direction east-north-east), 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 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Perpignan guide


at 20 km (direction south-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 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Prades guide
Mount Canigou

Mount Canigou

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aude department

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain...

See Chateau de Queribus guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Elne guide


at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Molitg-les-Bains guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pyrenees-Orientales

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Map of places to visit near Camelas


Markets in and near Camelas

  • Thuir: market Saturday (6km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (7km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (7km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (17km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (17km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (17km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (19km)
  • Prades: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (22km)

More information about Camelas, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Camelas, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (27km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (7km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (9km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (15km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (24km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (7km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (20km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (21km)
  • Pic du Canigou (22km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (26km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (28km)
  • Étang de Leucate (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (35km)
  • Paulilles (38km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (42km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (43km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (45km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Camelas is in the south of France at 19 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Camelas is 693 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Camelas

Canton: Thuir

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66300

Distance to Camelas

from Perpignan (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 693 km

from Calais: 927 km

from Nice: 390 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 770 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Camelas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boule-d'Amont, Caixas, Casefabre, Castelnou, Corbere, Corbere-les-Cabanes, Ille-sur-Tet, Saint-Feliu-d'Avall, Saint-Michel-de-Llotes and Thuir.

This page in French: Visiter Camelas