Elne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Elne in Pyrenees-Orientales

Visit Elne: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: Elne is a quiet town, with the cathedral cloisters among the highlights in the town

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Elne. For detailed visitor information see the Elne travel guide.

Elne is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 13 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Elne is 697 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Argeles-sur-Mer at 7 km and Collioure at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Elne, 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 Elne 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 Elne

Markets in and near Elne

Market days in Elne: weekly market: Wednesday & Friday;

  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (0km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (3km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Collioure: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (13km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (13km)
  • Port-Vendres: market Saturday (14km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)

More information about Elne, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Elne, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Elne.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (10km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (16km)
  • Eglise de Trinité d'Aregno (Aregno) (30km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (32km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (8km)
  • Paulilles (16km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (21km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (24km)
  • Étang de Leucate (28km)
  • Orgued d'Ille-sur-Tet (30km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (34km)
  • Pic du Canigou (43km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (48km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (58km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Elne

Canton: Elne

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66200

Distance to Elne

from Perpignan (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 697 km

from Calais: 932 km

from Nice: 370 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 762 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alenya, Argeles-sur-Mer, Brouilla, Corneilla-Del-Vercol, Latour-Bas-Elne, Montescot, Ortaffa, Palau-Del-Vidre, Saint-Andre, Saint-Cyprien, Theza and Villeneuve-de-la-Raho.

This page in French: Visiter Elne