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Mount Canigou tourism and travel guide

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Visit Mount Canigou: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Although not very high, Mont Canigou dominates the landscape and culture of the wetern Pyrenees

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.

Mount Canigou is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 41 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Mount Canigou is 705 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Prades at 11 km and Prats de Mollo la Preste at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mount Canigou, 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 Mount Canigou in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Mount Canigou

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)

More information about Mount Canigou, Languedoc-Roussillon

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

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

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