Use Argelès Vacances campsite as a base to discover Argelès-sur-Mer and the surroundings!
Argelès Vacances campsite – close to sandy beaches and activities.
Dreaming of a sunny holiday in a divine setting surrounded by the sea and mountains? At Argelès-sur-Mer, the Pyrenees Orientales region’s top tourist destination, Argelès Vacances campsite is by the sea, ideally situated in the heart of protected natural heritage with 7km of sandy beach, a vast rocky coast, and two natural parks including the Albères massif. Discover Argelès-sur-Mer with lots of walks and cultural visits accessible from the campsite, on foot or by car. Right by the sea – so blue it stuns new arrivals – there are long sandy beaches where you can relax in the hot sun. The beaches and swimming areas are perfectly clean and well-maintained, which is why the seaside resort is awarded the “Pavillon Bleu des plages propres” clean beach certification.
The town also has the “Kid Station” label – making it a benchmark for other seaside resorts for activities for children, leisure activities and amenities. And with good reason! The campsite is a few minutes from “Crazy Jump”, a fun park at the end of the famous pine tree promenade. Children of all ages will adore the many inflatable features in the “Parc Vénitien” nearby.
Go for a romantic walk along the seafront while the children are having fun with their mates. The wide esplanade is lined by beaches on one side, with majestic, early 20th century mansions on the other side – a trip back in time. A bit further you can take a nice walk around the marina.
Argelès-sur-mer: medieval heritage and Pyrenean massifs
Do you love history? Head for the historical centre of Argelès-sur-Mer where you will find many medieval monuments. Long-disputed by Spanish and French kings, the town has a rich Aragon-Catalonian past , followed by the French from 1656. The ramparts date back to the 13th century , built to face the many invasions suffered by the town. Further on is the impressive 34-metre high clock tower of the Notre-Dame-dels-Prats church which dates back to the 14th century, now home to an artwork collection. Finally, visit the many different exhibitions and festivals which this joyous and cultural town organises with success. Shows for children, concerts, and outdoor cinema for all ages! Or perhaps you feel like getting back to nature? The Albères massif, just under an hour from the campsite, stretches from the Pyrenean foothills to the heart of the Roussillon plain crossed by the Tech river.
Impressive and majestic, the Pic des Quatre Termes peaks at 1,156 metres where an exceptional view awaits courageous hikers who can enjoy luxurious plant life along the way, and discover dolmens erected over 4,000 years ago. If you like architectural treasures, stop near the Saint-Ferreol-de-la-Pave and Notre-Dame-de-Vie retreats, cool havens when the sun is at its highest. Finally, spend an afternoon visiting the magnificent fortified castles: Ultréra, Pujol and Taxo d’Avall from the 8th and 11th centuries. The Massane tower built in the 13th century at the top of an 800-metre high rocky crest has sumptuous panoramas over Argelès and the surroundings.
And when you get back, have a family picnic in the magnificent Valmy park. Ideally situated 10 minutes by car from the Argelès Vacances campsite for a peace and quiet.