Discover the Occitania region
near Perpignan

A village near the beach… On the edge of the Mediterranean, in the Eastern Pyrenees, Sainte Marie La Mer is a family resort, which is a perfect blend of orchards, beaches of fine sand, Mediterranean vegetation and reeds.

Sainte Marie La Mer offers bike rides, horseback riding and various other activities throughout the season for young and old, both during the day and in the evening. You won’t be bored!

Canet en Roussillon

Just 5 km separate Sainte Marie La Mer from Canet en Roussillon, the second largest city in the Eastern Pyrenees after Perpignan. This city of distinctive character combines with marvellous tradition and modernity.

To the great delight of families and children, Canet en Roussillon unwinds its 9 km of fine sand on a gentle slope towards the sea where they can swim safely. No steep descent to the bottom, but a shoreline where the sandbanks form natural playing areas a few metres from the parasols.

A city with a rich history, which is still evidenced by the remains of its vicomtal castle.

Along the seaside or near the marina, shops, bars, restaurants, a casino and a discoteque make Canet one of the liveliest seaside resorts on the Roussillon coast. At the “Grande Place de la Mediterranêe”, concerts and shows also take place in this city during the summer season.

You can also discover the new ONIRIA aquarium: a new-generation aquarium that offers an immersive journey into the heart of the water world. Oniria offers you the possibility to explore many planetary ecosystems.

You can also see, close to the city centre, the Canet Saint Nazaire lake, an old fishing village and protected lagoon of 600 hectares that shelter an exceptional biodiversity. While many flamingos gather there, no less than 230 other species of birds have been identified…

Collioure

Located less than thirty kilometres from the “Résidentiel de la Mer” campsite, the old town of Collioure is one of the most emblematic sites of the Eastern Pyrenees.

The result of the convergence of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, this masterpiece of nature exudes a unique charm and a sweetness of life that have inspired many painters, such as Matisse, Derain and Picasso, who decided to set up their easels there.

Collioure is home to incomparable maritime and architectural riches (its Royal Castle, the church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, whose bell tower marks the entrance to the port of Collioure).

Discover a beautiful stopover in the Eastern Pyrenees, also known as the pearl of the Côte Vermeille.

For an iodised stroll, the marina has become the emblem of the city.

LA ROUTE DE LA CORNICHE

Vines and panoramas over the sea

From Collioure, a very beautiful road overlooks the sea to Cerbère, on the Spanish border.

Between one hair-pin curve and next, you will discover the coves and beaches, as well as the vines that produce the dry wines of Collioure and the natural sweet wines of Banuyls.

This road, consisting of over 23 km of the cliff edge (D86), offers extended views of the glittering Mediterranean: absolutely magnificent!

Perpignan

Located about fifteen kilometres from the Campsite “Le Résidentiel de la Mer”, Perpignan, prefecture of the department of the Eastern Pyrenees and former continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca, is today a significant place for Catalan culture in Languedoc Roussillon.

People come to visit its historical heritage, including the superb Palace of the Kings of Mallorca, dating from the 13th century, but also to appreciate a certain art of living and an atmosphere that can be found nowhere else. Other must-see places in the city centre include the Casitllet, and the Cathedral of Saint Jean, as well as La Loge des Mer.

Perpignan is also a dynamic city hosting many artistic and cultural events

Salse Le Château

About twenty kilometres from the campsite, the fortress of Salse is a jewel of the military architecture of the late 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century, whose forms recall those of a fortified castle and those of a modern bastion. It owes its construction to the will of the very Catholic Spanish Royal Couple, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile.

This historic monument, built between 1497 and 1502, is today one of the best preserved defensive systems in the department.

Saint Martin du Canigou

You will find the magnificent abbey of Saint Martin du Canigou in the mountains within an hour’s drive from the campsite. Built on the top of a rocky outcrop between the 10th and 12th centuries, entirely surrounded by the mountains, this Benedictine abbey has been part of a magnificent landscape dominated by the Canigou massif for nearly a millennium. To get there, you must start from the village of Casteil, located at the “foot” of the abbey. There, a marked path crosses the scrubland and allows access to the abbey, after about forty minutes of walking.

Sainte Marie La Mer

A village near the beach… On the edge of the Mediterranean, in the Eastern Pyrenees, Sainte Marie La Mer is a family resort, which is a perfect blend of orchards, beaches of fine sand, Mediterranean vegetation and reeds

Sainte Marie La Mer offers bike rides, horseback riding and various other activities throughout the season for young and old, both during the day and in the evening. You won’t be bored!

Recommended landmarks in Côte Vermeille

Large commercial port with the typical atmosphere, where you can observe the skilled manoeuvering of the huge ships that transport fruits from Africa.

BANUYLS-SUR-MER

8 km south of Port Vendre, drop anchor in the delightful Catalan village of Banuyls Sur Mer. The town of Maillol forms a crescent of colourful houses, palm trees, cafes and restaurants on the edge of its large beach. It is also an open door to the Cerbère Banyuls underwater reserve thanks to its Biodiversarium and these scuba diving centres.

THE CLASSIFIED SITE OF L’ANSE DE PAULILLES

Accessible by road or by the coastal path, this heavenly and protected site allows you to discover the local heritage and to swim.