The surroundings

Situated in the foothills of the Albères massif in the Pyrénées Orientales 20 km south of Perpignan, Chateau Valmy dominates the seaside resort of Argelès-sur-Mer.

"At the feet of the chateau" you'll discover the Côte Vermeille with the celebrated villages of Collioure, Port-Vendres and Banyuls-sur-Mer.

Barcelona, Andorra, and the Cathar country can all be visited in a day, as well as the caves of Galamus, Villefranche de Conflent, the Cerdagne, Tautavel and the old city of Carcassonne.

Leisure activities

There are rich and diverse leisure activities, to please both young and old alike:

  • Bathing, scuba diving,
  • Spas,
  • Water parks,
  • Canyoning, golf, hiking, all-terrain biking, cycling,
  • Animal parks and aquariums, the African Reserve in Sigean...

And for nightlife: there are casinos, discos and atmospheric bars to welcome you in Argelès-sur-Mer, Collioure, St. Cyprien, Canet, and Perpignan...

Culture

Extremely rich in culture since prehistory, Catalan country invites you to discover:

  • Tautavel and its museum of prehistory,
  • The cloisters of Elne, the monasteries of St. Martin de Canigou and St. Michel de Cuxa,
  • The Palace of the Kings of Majorca and the Castillet in Perpignan,
  • The Château Royal in Collioure,
  • The forts of Salses and Bellegarde...

Numerous painters have been inspired by the beauty of the surrounding countryside, as the Céret Museum of Modern Art and the Dali Museum in Figueras, Spain, bear vibrant witness.

And for lovers of wine tourism: follow the wine route, without forgetting to visit the cellars at Château Valmy!