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Rivesaltes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perpignan at 8 km from Rivesaltes

Visit Rivesaltes: highlights and tourist information

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

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!



at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Perpignan guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a...

See Fort de Salses guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 9 km (direction south-south-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
Chateau d'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

Castle at 17 km (direction north-west), in the Aude department

The Château d'Aguilar is one of the most famous Cathar castles in...

See Chateau d'Aguilar guide


at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest and most interesting...

See Leucate guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Elne guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Queribus guide


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

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

See Castelnou guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide
La Palme

La Palme

at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

La Palme is a small traditional village in Languedoc-Roussillon with a beach,...

See La Palme guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide
Sigean Nature Reserve

Sigean Nature Reserve

at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aude department

Sigean is a very popular wildlife park where thousands of animals such...

See Sigean Nature Reserve guide

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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

Rivesaltes is in the south of France at 8 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Rivesaltes is 678 kilometres from Paris).

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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