Le Boulou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Boulou in Pyrenees-Orientales

Photo is of Ceret at 8 km from Le Boulou

Visit Le Boulou: highlights and tourist information

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Le Boulou is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Le Boulou in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ceret at 8 km and Elne at 14 km.

Le Boulou, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ceret guide


at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Elne guide


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

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

See Castelnou guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction east)

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

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

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


at 18 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 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 20 km (direction north-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


at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Perpignan guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Collioure guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Port Vendres guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide
Mount Canigou

Mount Canigou

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Mount Canigou guide

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Map of places to visit near Le Boulou


Markets in and near Le Boulou

Market days in Le Boulou: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (0km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (8km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (14km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (14km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (14km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (17km)

More information about Le Boulou, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Le Boulou, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (39km)

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) (2km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (8km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (20km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (22km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (24km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (36km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pic de Fontfrède (11km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (20km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (21km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (24km)
  • Paulilles (24km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (28km)
  • Pic du Canigou (31km)
  • Étang de Leucate (38km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (45km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Le Boulou is in the south of France at 20 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Le Boulou is 705 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Boulou

Canton: Céret

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66160

Distance to Le Boulou

from Perpignan (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 705 km

from Calais: 940 km

from Nice: 383 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 775 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banyuls-Dels-Aspres, Brouilla, Les Cluses, Maureillas-Las-Illas, Montesquieu-Des-Alberes, Passa, Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, Tresserre, Villelongue-Dels-Monts and Vives.

This page in French: Visiter Le Boulou


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