Elne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Elne: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Argeles-sur-Mer at 7 km and Collioure at 12 km.

Elne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


Seaside resort at 7 km (direction south-east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Collioure guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 12 km (direction north-west), 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 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Perpignan guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Port Vendres guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ceret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Castelnou guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fort de Salses guide


at 30 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 32 km (direction west-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 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aude department

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest and most interesting along the...

See Leucate guide

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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

What to do at Elne? 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)
  • 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)
  • Orgues 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

Elne is in the south of France at 13 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Elne is 697 kilometres from Paris).

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