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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.

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!

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...

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide
Argeles-sur-Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 7 km (direction south-east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide
Collioure

Collioure

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

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

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...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide
 
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Perpignan

Perpignan

at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

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...

See Port Vendres guide
Banyuls-sur-Mer

Banyuls-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide
Ceret

Ceret

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

Ceret has an extensive historic town centre and a...

See Ceret guide
Castelnou

Castelnou

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west)

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

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...

See Fort de Salses guide
Ille-sur-Tet

Ille-sur-Tet

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide
Arles-sur-Tech

Arles-sur-Tech

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

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide
Leucate

Leucate

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

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

See Leucate guide

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

Map of places to visit near Elne

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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

 
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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

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