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Canet-en-Roussillon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Canet-en-Roussillon in Pyrenees-Orientales

Photo is of Perpignan at 10 km from Canet-en-Roussillon

Visit Canet-en-Roussillon: highlights and tourist information

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Canet-en-Roussillon is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perpignan at 10 km and Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Canet-en-Roussillon, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Canet-en-Roussillon in Occitanie.

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



at 10 km (direction west)

Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting...

See Perpignan guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 10 km (direction west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Elne guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Fort de Salses guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south)

The long beach, the forest and the lively town mean...

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Collioure guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Port Vendres guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest...

See Leucate guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide


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

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

See Castelnou guide
Chateau d'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

Castle at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Aude department

The Château d'Aguilar is one of the most famous Cathar castles in...

See Chateau d'Aguilar guide
La Palme

La Palme

at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Aude department

La Palme is a small traditional village in Languedoc-Roussillon with...

See La Palme guide


at 32 km (direction west)

Here in Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Canet-en-Roussillon


Markets in and near Canet-en-Roussillon

Market days in Canet-en-Roussillon: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday;

  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (0km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Le Barcares: market Monday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Le Barcares: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (10km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (10km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (13km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (13km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)

More information about Canet-en-Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Canet-en-Roussillon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (20km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (28km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (32km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (37km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (4km)
  • Étang de Leucate (16km)
  • Paulilles (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (29km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (32km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (36km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (43km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (46km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Canet-en-Roussillon is in the south of France at 10 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Canet-en-Roussillon is 685 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Canet-en-Roussillon

Canton: Canet-en-Roussillon

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66140

Distance to Canet-en-Roussillon

from Perpignan (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 685 km

from Calais: 921 km

from Nice: 362 km

from Bordeaux: 373 km

from Strasbourg: 750 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Canet-en-Roussillon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cabestany, Claira, Saint-Nazaire, Sainte-Marie, Saleilles, Torreilles and Villelongue-de-la-Salanque.

This page in French: Visiter Canet-en-Roussillon

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