Le Perthus tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ceret at 9 km from Le Perthus

Visit Le Perthus: highlights and tourist information

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Le Perthus 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 Perthus in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ceret at 9 km and Argeles-sur-Mer at 16 km.

Le Perthus, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ceret guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide


at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Elne guide


at 19 km (direction west)

The main highlight in Arles-sur-Tech is the Benedictine Abbey and cloisters, mostly...

See Arles-sur-Tech guide
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Gorges de la Fou

Gorges de la Fou

at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Collioure guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Port Vendres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Castelnou guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 26 km (direction 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 26 km (direction east)

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

See Perpignan guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide
Prats de Mollo la Preste

Prats de Mollo la Preste

at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Prats de Mollo la Preste guide

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Map of places to visit near Le Perthus


Markets in and near Le Perthus

  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (7km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (9km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (15km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (17km)
  • Collioure: market Wednesday & Sunday (19km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (21km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Perthus, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (43km)

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) (10km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (25km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (27km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (30km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (40km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pic de Fontfrède (9km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (21km)
  • Paulilles (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (25km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (25km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (30km)
  • Pic du Canigou (34km)
  • Étang de Leucate (44km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (52km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Le Perthus is in the south of France at 26 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Le Perthus is 712 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Perthus

Canton: Céret

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66480

Distance to Le Perthus

from Perpignan (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 712 km

from Calais: 946 km

from Nice: 383 km

from Bordeaux: 382 km

from Strasbourg: 779 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Les Cluses, Maureillas-Las-Illas and Montesquieu-Des-Alberes.

This page in French: Visiter Le Perthus


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