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Salses-le-Chateau tourism and travel guide

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Salses-le-Chateau is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

Attractions in Salses-le-Chateau

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a substantial and impregnable fortress: Fort de Salses

Popular places to visit nearby include Fort de Salses at 0 km and Leucate at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Salses-le-Chateau, 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 Salses-le-Chateau in Occitanie.

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

Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle less than one km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fort de Salses guide


at 12 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest...

See Leucate guide
Chateau d'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

Castle at 15 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau d'Aguilar guide


at 15 km (direction south)

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

See Perpignan guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 16 km (direction south), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and...

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide
La Palme

La Palme

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

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

See La Palme guide
Sigean Nature Reserve

Sigean Nature Reserve

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

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

See Sigean Nature Reserve guide


at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

One of the largest industrial ports in France, Port-la-Nouvelle also has a...

See Port-la-Nouvelle guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 24 km (direction west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Queribus guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Elne guide
Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Castle at 30 km (direction west), in the Aude department

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

See Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Castelnou guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Salses-le-Chateau


Markets in and near Salses-le-Chateau

  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (8km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Le Barcares: market Monday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Le Barcares: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (11km)
  • Leucate: market Saturday & Monday & Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (15km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (16km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Sigean: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Port-la-Nouvelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (23km)

More information about Salses-le-Chateau, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Salses-le-Chateau, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (17km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (33km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (38km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (38km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (51km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (53km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étang de Leucate (6km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (20km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (30km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (31km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (36km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (39km)
  • Paulilles (41km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (45km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (45km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (45km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (49km)
  • Pic du Canigou (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Salses-le-Chateau is in the south of France at 15 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Salses-le-Chateau is 671 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Salses-le-Chateau

Canton: Rivesaltes

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66600

Distance to Salses-le-Chateau

from Perpignan (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 671 km

from Calais: 906 km

from Nice: 365 km

from Bordeaux: 358 km

from Strasbourg: 741 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Salses-le-Chateau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Opoul-Perillos and Saint-Hippolyte.

This page in French: Visiter Salses-le-Chateau

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