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  • Castelnou
  • 66300 Castelnou

Want to explore Catalan heritage ? Take advantage of your stay at the campsite in the Pyrénées-Orientales to visit Castelnou , labeled the most beautiful village in France . Located to the south west of Perpignan, the medieval village of Castelnou will delight visitors in search of picturesque discovery, history and architecture. Without a doubt, a walk not to be missed!

What to do and what to see in Castelnou?

Recognizable by its imposing castle overlooking the village with the Aspres massif as a backdrop, Castelnou has something to delight its visitors. With the charm of its old stones, its picturesque alleys and its vegetation, it is not surprising that the village has been labeled the most beautiful village in France. While strolling in Castelnou, visitors will also have the opportunity to contemplate the charming Church of Sainte-Marie du Mercadal . However, these are not its only assets since Castelnou is also known for its superb medieval fortress surrounded by cypresses, pines and cedars. It is also the oldest witness to the history of the region. Coming to Castelnou will therefore be the perfect opportunity to visit the castle of Castelnou .

Visit the Castle of Castelnou

Located on top of a hill, the building is one of the most important fortresses in the Pyrenees . Its origin dates back to the end of the 10th century when the castle was built at the instigation of the Viscount of Castelnou. Eleven generations will succeed each other before history decides otherwise. Indeed, for a millennium, it will be in turn occupied, coveted, besieged and abandoned on several occasions. Now owned by the department, it underwent major restoration before making it accessible to the public. Visitors can now immerse themselves in Catalan history , discovering the interior, its gardens, its remarkable 3 m thick ramparts, etc. In addition, a multitude of activities are organized on site, including workshops, shows, treasure hunts and storytelling. Something to amaze young and old alike during their visit to Castelnou !

Where to stay at the campsite near Castelnou?

Less than 30 km south of Castelnou, Camping de la Vallée welcomes you to St Jean Pla de Corts between Céret and Le Boulou . Ideally located for a stay in thermal cure , it is also it to benefit from a stay nature or to discovered the regional inheritance. Moreover, its geographical location allows just as well to quickly reach Spain or the Vermeille Coast for a stay between sea and mountains in the Catalan country .

The La Vallée campsite with swimming pool has a wide range of leisure and accommodation facilities (which can accommodate up to 8 people) to suit all tastes! Indeed, our campsite in the Pyrénées-Orientales offers a range of varied activities for the whole family such as archery, climbing, mechanical bull, aquagym, sports grounds, table pong, etc. What to ensure you a pleasant stay near Castelnou in the Pyrenees Orientales.