Eastern Pyrenees Tours
Banyuls-Dels Aspres are at the crossroads of exceptional natural, historical and tourist sites! Less than an hour away, we can already find beautiful villages high perched (including Castelnou and Eus), fortresses rebuilt by the famous military architect Vauban (Fort of Elme, Villefranche de Conflent, Fortress of the Salses,), ruins of Spanish and French castles and large palace of the kings of Mallorca in Perpignan and many churches and other monuments (Priory of Serrabone, Abbey of St Martin du Canigou, Cloister of Elne), beautiful port cities with their long sandy beaches and 5 seaside resorts (Port Barcarès, Canet en Roussillon, St Cyprien, Collioure, Banyuls-sur-Mer with its exceptional wines and Port Vendres), 5 spas including Le Boulou and Amélie-Les-Bains and even 2 hours drive several ski resorts in the area Pyrenean Mountains (Fort Romeu, Les Angles, Formiguères) or even Cathar castles in Aude (Peyrepertuse, Quéribus or Rennes le Château).
And obviously the big cities like Carcassonne (1h30), Narbonne and Béziers (1h-1h20), Montpellier or Toulouse (2h) or the Spanish Catalan villages and towns of Figueras and Girona (1h) in Barcelona (2h) and all its cathedrals (Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia) and numerous monuments.
“In 2013, nearly 8 million people came to have a good time in the Eastern Pyrenees. The Eastern Pyrenees are the 7th most attractive place in France, according to the Tourism Development Agency.”
There are many beautiful natural sites, ancient monuments, Catalan forts and picturesque towns in this beautiful region at the gateway to Spain and France. So especially when you arrive, do not forget to visit the main tourist offices in the region to get as much information as possible:
Office du Tourisme de THUIR-Les Aspres :
Office du Tourisme du BOULOU :
Office du Tourisme de PERPIGNAN :
In the meantime, here are some pictures of the main monuments and interesting sites to visit and choose according to the weather and the seasons (slide on the photos or ask us for more informations).