Vives tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vives in Pyrenees-Orientales

Photo is of Ceret at 5 km from Vives

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Vives 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 Vives in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ceret at 5 km and Castelnou at 11 km.

Vives, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ceret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Castelnou guide


at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

The main highlight in Arles-sur-Tech is the Benedictine Abbey and cloisters, mostly dating from...

See Arles-sur-Tech guide
Gorges de la Fou

Gorges de la Fou

at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gorges de la Fou guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Elne guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ille-sur-Tet guide
Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca

Castle at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

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

See Perpignan Palace of Kings of Majorca guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Argeles-sur-Mer guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Perpignan guide
Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide
Mount Canigou

Mount Canigou

at 25 km (direction west)

Although not very high, Mont Canigou dominates the landscape and culture of the wetern...

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Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Collioure guide
Prats de Mollo la Preste

Prats de Mollo la Preste

at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

In Prats-de-Mollo you will enjoy exploring the historic centre, then the energetic can climb...

See Prats de Mollo la Preste guide
Port Vendres

Port Vendres

at 28 km (direction east)

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

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Markets in and near Vives

  • Ceret: market Saturday (5km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (6km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (10km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (12km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Elne: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (19km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Sunday & Monday & Tuesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Argeles-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)

More information about Vives, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Vives, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (33km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Genis-des-fontaines) (13km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (17km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges (Cabestany) (22km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (30km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pic de Fontfrède (9km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (15km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (20km)
  • Étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire (25km)
  • Pic du Canigou (25km)
  • Paulilles (29km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale de Cerbère-Banyuls (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (40km)
  • Étang de Leucate (40km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (41km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Vives is in the south of France at 22 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Vives is 704 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vives

Canton: Céret

Arrondissement: Céret

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66400

Distance to Vives

from Perpignan (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 704 km

from Calais: 939 km

from Nice: 388 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 777 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceret, Le Boulou, Llauro, Maureillas-Las-Illas, Montauriol, Oms, Passa, Reynes, Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, Torderes and Tresserre.

This page in French: Visiter Vives