Ceret tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Ceret has an extensive historic town centre and a Picasso Museum among its highlights. Among our favourite towns in the western Pyrenees.

Ceret 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 Ceret. For detailed visitor information see the Ceret 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 Ceret in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Gorges de la Fou at 10 km and Castelnou at 15 km.

Ceret, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Arles-sur-Tech

Arles-sur-Tech

at 10 km (direction west-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 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide
Castelnou

Castelnou

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Castelnou guide
Elne

Elne

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Elne guide
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Ille-sur-Tet

Ille-sur-Tet

at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide
Argeles-sur-Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide
Prats de Mollo la Preste

Prats de Mollo la Preste

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

In Prats-de-Mollo you will enjoy exploring the historic centre, then the energetic...

See Prats de Mollo la Preste guide
Mount Canigou

Mount Canigou

at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Mount Canigou guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 26 km (direction 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
Perpignan

Perpignan

at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Perpignan guide
Collioure

Collioure

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Collioure guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Port Vendres guide
Eus

Eus

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Eus guide

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

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Markets in and near Ceret

Market days in Ceret: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Ceret: market Saturday (0km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (7km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (8km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (16km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (22km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (23km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (23km)

More information about Ceret, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Ceret, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (15km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (19km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (26km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (31km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pic de Fontfrède (5km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (13km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (23km)
  • Pic du Canigou (24km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (28km)
  • Paulilles (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (39km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (44km)
  • Étang de Leucate (45km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (59km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Ceret is in the south of France at 26 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Ceret is 709 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ceret

Canton: Céret

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66400

Distance to Ceret

from Perpignan (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 709 km

from Calais: 943 km

from Nice: 391 km

from Bordeaux: 374 km

from Strasbourg: 781 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Maureillas-Las-Illas, Oms, Reynes, Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts and Vives.

This page in French: Visiter Ceret

 
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