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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

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.

Castelnou is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 18 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Castelnou is 694 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Castelnou include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Ceret at 15 km and Perpignan at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Castelnou, 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 Castelnou in Occitanie.

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


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

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

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

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