There’s warmth in the air in the Pyrénées Orientales…
Places to visit near Soréde
Stretching along the Mediterranean shoreline, the whole of our Pyrénées-Orientales region is perfect for all kinds of leisure activities. The Pyrénées-Orientales department has a more varied landscape than anywhere else in France. Its coastline, plains, lower slopes, foothills, and the mountains themselves are all absolutely stunning natural sites. This department is close toSpain, and its culture and heritage reflect a special art of living, for you to discover.
Come and discover the diverse Catalan countryside, its towns and its markets full of flavours, colours and our gastronomic specialities. The Camping Les Micocouliers campsite is perfect for a holiday close to nature, between the sea and the mountains; you’ll be amazed by the many trails you can follow by bike, on foot or on horseback. And then you can explore our Wine Route…
- The lake of St Jean Pla de Corts: A unique experience with a choice of activities to suit everyone. Bathing, fishing, running, walking, venturing into the trees or water skiing…
- The lake of Villeuneuve de la Raho: with a great many water sports available.
- The SANT MARTI lake at Palau Del Vidre: only 5 km fromSorède, this is the perfect place for a family outing or for a great barbecue
- The lake of Villelongue Del Monts: oozing tranquillity and authenticity.
Our typical villages
- Palau Del Vidre: Its “Festival des Arts du Verre” (Glass Festival) is internationally famous, and brings together glass-makers from all over the world. It’s your chance to witness spectacular demonstrations by glass-blowers. Afterwards, why not go for a ride on horseback…
- Saint André: This discovery farm is an animal park that’s educational and fun at the same time. It’s a wonderful place for a family day out. People of all ages will love it.
- Céret (23 km): With its museum of modern art, whose exhibitions include work from great artists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse etc. In May, food-lovers will love the cherry festival. In July, it’s time for the Féria with its “bodegas” (bars), its bull runs and its “bandas” (groups of musicians) – entertainment guaranteed. And one place that will amaze everyone is the panoramic site of Font Frède, with its exceptional views.
- Arles sur Tech (34 km): Thrill-seekers can explore the Gorges de la Fou, said to be the narrowest gorges in the world.
- Prats de mollo (53 k): A fortified town with ramparts… Visit Fort Lagarde, built to keep watch over the Franco-Spanish border, with its many chapels and a hermitage.
- Villefranche de Conflent (75 km): “From medieval times to the modern day”: its fortifications built by Vauban are included on UNESCO’s world heritage list.