Villeneuve-la-Riviere tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perpignan at 8 km from Villeneuve-la-Riviere

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Villeneuve-la-Riviere 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 Villeneuve-la-Riviere in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perpignan at 8 km and Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca at 8 km.

Villeneuve-la-Riviere, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Perpignan guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 8 km (direction east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Palace of Kings of Majorca is an imposing fortress and royal residence in...

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Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

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at 15 km (direction west)

In Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge of the village...

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at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Elne guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

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Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

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

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

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Chateau d\'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

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

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

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at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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

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

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Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Chateau de Peyrepertuse

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

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west)

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and it is...

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Seaside resort at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Markets in and near Villeneuve-la-Riviere

  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Perpignan: market Every day (7km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (8km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (9km)
  • Rivesaltes: market Monday (10km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (14km)
  • Canet-en-Roussillon: market Tuesday & Thursday (17km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (19km)

More information about Villeneuve-la-Riviere, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Villeneuve-la-Riviere, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (12km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (20km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (21km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (21km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (35km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (15km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (17km)
  • Étang de Leucate (23km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (28km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (31km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (31km)
  • Paulilles (34km)
  • Pic du Canigou (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (39km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (41km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Villeneuve-la-Riviere is in the south of France at 8 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Villeneuve-la-Riviere is 686 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villeneuve-la-Riviere

Canton: Saint-Estève

Arrondissement: Perpignan

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66610

Distance to Villeneuve-la-Riviere

from Perpignan (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 686 km

from Calais: 921 km

from Nice: 379 km

from Bordeaux: 361 km

from Strasbourg: 759 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villeneuve-la-Riviere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baho, Canohes, Corneilla-la-Riviere, Le Soler, Pezilla-la-Riviere, Saint-Esteve, Saint-Feliu-d'Avall and Toulouges.

This page in French: Visiter Villeneuve-la-Riviere