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Located in the south of France at the foot of the Pyrenees and bordered by the Mediterranean sea, Canet-en-Roussillon enjoys an outstanding climate with over 320 days of sunshine a year. The perfect holiday destination!
Get away from the daily grind and hustle and bustle of the city. With its lively tourist culture and seaside location, the area is an appealing option for holidaymakers. There's a whole host of engaging activities on offer that will ensure you have an unforgettable trip. Make the most of your holiday and try out a range of water sports such as kayaking or scuba diving or take part in interesting cultural activities in the town.
The town is characterised by its particularly charming and unusual architecture. There are two main areas:
Enclosed by walls dating back several hundred years, the village is a maze of narrow streets and rows of old buildings that stretch from Saint-Jacques church to the viscount's castle. The area is sure to impress.
Here, you can discover the history behind this ancient stronghold, built to survey and protect the sea with all its treasures and dangers.
Next to the sea, the vast beach remains one of Canet en Roussillon's major draws; attracting holidaymakers from all over. Just imagine 320 days of sunshine a year and 9 km of gently sloping, fine sandy beaches with beach clubs, beach volleyball courts and more.
The beaches are cleaned on a daily basis. You can also take part in a range of water sports: stand-up paddle board, kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, jet skiing, catamaran sailing, tubing and more.
Marina de Canet has the clear advantage of being located just 400 m from one of these beaches with a shaded footpath leading directly to the seaside. Sardinal beach is supervised by lifeguards between June and September and boasts a beach club called 'Le Swim'. This beach restaurant offers a range of Mediterranean dishes, tapas and fish. There is also a kids' playground.
You can also discover the beautiful marine reserves along the rocky coastline from Collioure to Cerbères with its famous coastal path, just 30 minutes' drive away.
Finally, you can take a boat trip off the Mediterranean coast and go whale watching. A truly unforgettable experience.
Canet en Roussillon boasts a mini golf course overlooking the sea. There are two fun courses located in a cool and leafy setting. If you want a snack, there are iced drinks, crepes, ice creams and salads available for purchase (dependent on season).
Animal lovers will enjoy visiting the aquarium in Canet en Roussillon which is set to be entirely renovated this year.
But there is also the Arlette Franco Swimming Centre which comprises:
Finally, the town's legendary casino never fails to attract a crowd. Could today be your lucky day?
During the day and at night you can taste local products and get to know the Catalan producers in the regional markets.
Explore the region's many cycle paths. Discover its diverse natural landscapes, from the pond by the beach to the authentic Catalan village of Canet en Roussillon:
There are other cycle paths starting in Canet that go to Sainte Marie / Saint Laurent / Rivesaltes / Perpignan. (More information on the website www.voiesvertes.com)
The French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is an outstanding fishing destination with a diverse marine environment and a choice of techniques for those interested in solo or family fishing trips.
Samuel, (Roussillon Fishing) fishing instructor and guide at Rousillon Fishing can help you to discover, learn or perfect your sea fishing technique.
Our lively region also offers much in the way of cultural, natural and historical activities with:
The French region of Languedoc-Roussillon also offers a wide range of outdoor activities.
Fred, an instructor and guide at Deversud, can help you discover the joys of climbing, canyoning and via ferrata in an incredible natural setting.