Mount Canigou tourism and travel guide

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Mount Canigou 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 Mount Canigou. For detailed visitor information see the Mount Canigou 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 Mount Canigou in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Prades at 11 km and Prats de Mollo la Preste at 13 km.

Mount Canigou, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction north-west)

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village...

See Villefranche-de-Conflent guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of...

See Prades guide
Prats de Mollo la Preste

Prats de Mollo la Preste

at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Prats de Mollo la Preste guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and...

See Eus guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains the...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-west)

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become...

See Mosset guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

In Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge of...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Castelnou guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Ceret guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aude department

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a beautiful mountain...

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain...

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Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

Visit the Peyrepertuse Castle, the most popular of the Cathar castles found...

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide

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Markets in and near Mount Canigou

  • Prades: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (19km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (22km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (24km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (27km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (28km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (31km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (35km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (41km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (43km)

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Tourist attractions near Mount Canigou, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (11km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (27km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (5km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (8km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (9km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (14km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (16km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (22km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pic du Canigou (0km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (14km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (15km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (22km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (26km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (35km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (38km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (38km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (41km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (48km)
  • Étang de Leucate (57km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (60km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Mount Canigou is in the south of France at 41 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Mount Canigou is 705 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mount Canigou

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: na

Distance to Mount Canigou

from Perpignan (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 705 km

from Calais: 938 km

from Nice: 412 km

from Bordeaux: 355 km

from Strasbourg: 790 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baillestavy, Casteil, Fillols and Vernet-les-Bains.

This page in French: Visiter Mount Canigou