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Visit Rivesaltes: highlights and tourist information

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Rivesaltes is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 8 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Rivesaltes is 678 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Perpignan at 8 km and Fort de Salses at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rivesaltes, 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 Rivesaltes 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 Rivesaltes


Markets in and near Rivesaltes

Market days in Rivesaltes: weekly market: Monday;

  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (0km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (8km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (10km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (13km)
  • Le Barcares: market Monday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Le Barcares: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (17km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (18km)
  • Leucate: market Saturday & Monday & Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (20km)

More information about Rivesaltes, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Rivesaltes, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (46km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (11km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (26km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (30km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (44km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Leucate (13km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (15km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (23km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (33km)
  • Paulilles (36km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (37km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (38km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (41km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (41km)
  • Pic du Canigou (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rivesaltes

Canton: Rivesaltes

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66600

Distance to Rivesaltes

from Perpignan (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 678 km

from Calais: 913 km

from Nice: 371 km

from Bordeaux: 360 km

from Strasbourg: 749 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baixas, Bompas, Espira-de-l'Agly, Peyrestortes and Pia.

This page in French: Visiter Rivesaltes

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