In Occitanie, the Pyrénées-Orientales offer the best of the union of the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees.
Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees chain, the Pyrénées-Orientales offer a concentrate of landscapes, flavors and exceptional adventures. An unforgettable immersion in the heart of the Catalan country.
The essentials of the Pyrénées-Orientales department
When your stay in the Pyrénées-Orientales, let yourself be charmed by the sweetness of life on the coast. Treat yourself to a water walk at Cerbère-Banyuls underwater trail, before setting off along the hillsides on the wine route. Then take the height aboard the traditional yellow train. Finally, walk the trails of Canigou. Finally, refresh yourself during an unforgettable canyoning session in the Llech canyon.
Remarkable natural sites
From the Roussillon plain to Haute-Cerdagne, from Albères to Salanque and from Vallespir to Capcir, the Eastern Pyrenees offer a multitude of breathtaking landscapes. On the sea side, the coast from Collioure to Banyuls, or the classified site of Anse de Paulilles. Inland, the majestic Canigou, the organs of Ille-sur-Têt and the classified site of Bouillouses are exceptional. There are so many natural wonders to discover in this land.
Dance the Pyrénées-Orientales, the sea and the mountains offer unforgettable adventures to all sportsmen. In summer, hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, climbing, diving, sailing and paddle boarding. In winter, ski resorts are ideal for practicing snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing with family or friends.
Nestled in the heart of nature, Saint-Martin du Canigo Abbey is a treasure of the Pyrénées-Orientales. At the foot of the Corbières, the fortress of Salses dominates the pond of Salses-Leucate. The Palace of the Kings of Mallorca testifies to the region's past, before the signing of the Pyrenees Treaty. And in Tautavel, do not miss of course the prehistory museum.