Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines 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 Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Elne at 7 km and Argeles-sur-Mer at 8 km.

Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction north-east)

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

See Elne guide


Seaside resort at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Collioure guide
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at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ceret guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Port Vendres guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 17 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 17 km (direction east)

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

See Perpignan guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Banyuls-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Castelnou guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fort de Salses guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines

  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (7km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (8km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Thursday & Friday (11km)
  • Collioure: market Wednesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (15km)
  • Port-Vendres: market Saturday (15km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (0km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (9km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (15km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (28km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (28km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (43km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (15km)
  • Paulilles (17km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (17km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (22km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (28km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (28km)
  • Étang de Leucate (34km)
  • Pic du Canigou (38km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (48km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines is in the south of France at 17 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines is 703 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines

Canton: Argelès-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66740

Distance to Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines

from Perpignan (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 703 km

from Calais: 938 km

from Nice: 376 km

from Bordeaux: 379 km

from Strasbourg: 769 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banyuls-Dels-Aspres, Brouilla, Laroque-Des-Alberes, Montesquieu-Des-Alberes, Ortaffa, Palau-Del-Vidre, Saint-Andre, Saint-Jean-Lasseille, Sorede and Villelongue-Dels-Monts.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genis-Des-Fontaines


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