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Argeles sur Mer Office de tourisme
Place de L'Europe Argeles sur Mer
66700

Tel:+33 (0)4 68 81 15 85
Fax:+33 (0)4 68 81 16 01

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Argeles sur Mer is one of our favourite beach destinations in France.  This is due to the majestic beauty of the Pyrenees that drop down into the sea giving way to over 7 km of fine, sandy beaches.  The beaches are well maintained earning the resort a blue flag for their cleanliness.  The vermilion coloured headlands shimmer in the sunlight which gives this part of the Languedoc coastline the name 'la cote vermeille' and it stretches all the way down to Spain - which you can easily visit in a day from Argeles.

Argeles dates back to prehistory and has been bitterly fought over by the Counts of Roussillon and the King of Spain.  It also fell into the hands of the Kingdom of Majorca from 1276 to 1344.  It was during this time that fortified towers, ramparts and the church were built.  Argeles was finally returned to France in 1659 along with the rest of Roussillon.  The church of Notre Dame dels Prats is typical of traditional Rousillon religious architecture with its vast nave and 9 separate chapels for individual worship of the Saints.  The church's belltower is one of the tallest in Roussillon.  To visit the church head to the heart of the old town where you'll also see the old village ramparts on avenue de la Liberation, rue Blanqui or rue des Remparts

Argeles sur Mer is mainly a beach destination but there is a wealth of things to see and do here - museums, watersports, cultural tours, leisure parks, walking and hiking in the Pyreneen hinterland, local festivals, beach activities for kids, nature reserves and pine forests, traditional Catalan markets and the list goes on.......

What to See - Argeles-sur-Mer Attractions

La Massane Location Map
Assoc des Amis de la Massane, Laboratoire Arago, BP 44, Banyuls sur Mer 66651
Try one of the many walks in the La Massane & Couloumates forest of beech trees
| Opening Times: Call for info | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 88 05 89

Eagles of Valmy
Chemin de Valmy, Château de Valmy, 3 km south of Argeles 66700
A falconry show in the grounds of the Château de Valmy and Pyrenean dogs rounding up sheep (for something different)
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Call for info | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 81 67 32

Argeles tourist train
21, rue des Verdiers, Zone artisanale, Argeles sur Mer 66700
Take the weight off your feet and discover Argeles by hopping onto its tourist train
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 81 47 45

Antares Sub
Quai Marci-Polo, Argeles sur Mer 66700
The first scuba diving school in Argeles - all levels plus wreck diving
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 81 46 30

Marche Artisanal
Parking des Platanes, Argeles sur Mer 66700
A local market selling traditional Catalan arts and crafts
| Opening Times: Daily 5pm to midnight

Horseriding
Route de Sorede, Argeles sur Mer 66700
Why not take in the beauty of Argeles on horseback - all levels welcome
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Call for info | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 95 42 10

Luna Park
Espace de loisirs, Plage Nord, Argeles sur Mer 66700
A big wheel, roller coaster, dodgems and loads of other hellraising rides await you here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 81 88 01

Argeles Adventure Park
Espace de loisirs, Route des Plage, Plage Nords, Argeles sur Mer 66700
An adventure park in the forest for children and adults with kayaking, rock climbing & other activities
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 95 41 66

Sun Bikes
Quai Marco Polo, Les Villegiales du Mole, Argeles sur Mer 66700
Guided walking tours plus cycle hire available here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 54 29 66

Fishing Trips
Residence les Villegiales du Mole, Place Megellan, Argeles sur Mer 66700
Chill out and catch your dinner on one of these organised fishing trips
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 81 63 84

Casa des Alberes
Hear of old town, Argeles sur Mer 66700
Brush up on your knowledge of Catalan folklore and tradition here including how to make espadrilles!
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 81 42 74

Mini Golf
Av du 8 Mai 45, Argeles sur Mer 66700
Try your hand at tropical mini golf - suitable for the younger members of the family
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 95 94 92