Tourism and Leisure in the Pyrénées Orientales

Maureillas’ geographical position a few kilometres from Spain, the Mediterranean and the towns of Céret, Amélie les bains, and Le Boulou, provides a range of leisure activities, walks and sports…

Beaches of Canet - Pyrénées Orientales

The Beaches are only 35 minutes from the campsite

Maureillas’ geographical position a few kilometres from Spain, the Mediterranean and the towns of Céret, Amélie les bains, and Le Boulou, provides a range of leisure activities, walks and sports…

Perthus French-Spanish border

The Perthus pass / Spain only 8 km away

A shopping visit to Spain is a must for tourists and locals alike …… why ? Because alcohol, cigarettes, perfumes, shampoos, shower gels …etc are much cheaper than in France!
Once you finish shopping take the opportunity to visit Fort de Bellegarde.
It was built by Vauban in the 18th century and is a masterpiece of military architecture. It was intended to control the Perthus and Panissars passes, which were the two easiest entry points into France. There is a breath taking view from its terrace over the plain of Roussillon and Empordà. This fort situated between France and Spain dominates the two Catalonias and is their junction point.

collioure

Collioure, the Vermeille coast …

This small Catalan port, nestled in a cove, has a sunny Mediterranean climate. It is a historic and picturesque village, where visitors can explore its small shady streets, art galleries, Catalan boats, its “Les Anchois de Collioure” craftsmanship and vineyards.
Collioure’s beauty has inspired and fascinated painters, including Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck, Braque and of course Picasso…

When visiting Collioure, why not take the opportunity to explore Banyuls sur Mer, Port Vendres and Cerbère… ?

Lake of Saint Jean Pla de Corts

Lake of St Jean Pla de Corts at 4 km

There are lots of things to do at St Jean’s lake – swimming supervised by lifeguards (in summer), green shady areas for relaxing, running, walking, or strolling, fitness trail, or fishing lake… there are also loads of fun sporting activities available from the first days of spring : pedal boats, small motorboats, inflatable water games, cable skiing, forest adventure park, etc…

Montagne du Vallespir

Le Vallespir

Vallespir is France’s southernmost valley in France, stretching from the mountains and the headwaters of the Tech from Prats de Mollo la Preste down to the plain of Le Boulou.
Its main towns are : Céret with its picturesque city centre, and Modern Art gallery, Prats de Mollo la Preste, Amélie les Bains and Le Boulou, famous spa towns, Arles sur Tech and its cloister and Holy Tombe, Saint Laurent de Cerdans, the capital of the Spanish espadrille …

1€ bus

 

By taking advantage of the €1 bus throughout the Pyrénées Orientales department, you can go wherever you want and your journeys become simple and economical!

 

The Valley of the Turtles in Sorède

The Valley of the Turtles in Sorède

The Valley of the Turtles is a wildlife park with no less than 500 turtles belonging to 30 different common and rare species, from the giant Seychelles turtle to very small turtles, and water turtles, and Hope, from a rare species of small white turtle, who was born on the site at the end of 2015. . . isitors learn about the biology, way of life, biodiversity, predators of turtles, etc, from the explanatory panels on each enclosure which provide detailed information, whilst other panels implanted throughout the park provide general information about turtles.

Vineyards Pyrenees Orientales

The wine route in Catalonia

The Pyrenees Orientales, a wine-growing region, is full of vineyards which are reputed for producing some of the greatest French wines. Vineyards bathed in sunshine and swept by the Tramontane wind, planted on schist and marl soils, a beautiful mosaic of different terroirs waiting to be discovered.

The + of Maureillas Campsite

The whole region is within striking distance from our campsite where you enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside at the end of the day, even during the high summer season.