Castelnou tourism and travel guide

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Visit Castelnou: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The picturesque village of Castelnou, overlooked by a castle, is one of our favourite Languedoc-Roussillon villages

Castelnou 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 Castelnou. For detailed visitor information see the Castelnou travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Castelnou include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ceret at 15 km and Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca at 18 km.

Castelnou, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 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 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Ceret guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 18 km (direction east-north-east), 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 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Perpignan guide


at 19 km (direction south-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 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Eus guide


at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Elne guide


at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Prades guide
Mount Canigou

Mount Canigou

at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mount Canigou guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 25 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Queribus guide


at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide

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Map of places to visit near Castelnou


Markets in and near Castelnou

  • Thuir: market Saturday (5km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (8km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (9km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (15km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (15km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (16km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (18km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (22km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (22km)

More information about Castelnou, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Castelnou, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (28km)

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) (9km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (10km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (16km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (21km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (25km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (9km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (20km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (20km)
  • Pic du Canigou (23km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (25km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (30km)
  • Étang de Leucate (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (36km)
  • Paulilles (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (41km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (44km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (47km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Castelnou is in the south of France at 18 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Castelnou is 694 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Castelnou

Canton: Thuir

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66300

Distance to Castelnou

from Perpignan (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 694 km

from Calais: 928 km

from Nice: 389 km

from Bordeaux: 361 km

from Strasbourg: 770 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caixas, Camelas, Corbere, Corbere-les-Cabanes, Llupia, Montauriol, Terrats and Thuir.

This page in French: Visiter Castelnou