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Ceret is situated in the northern Pyrenees and has a distinctive Catalan feel to it - lively and colourful with bullfighting and Serdana dancing.  Ceret is a major fruit growing area specialising in the production of cherries.  In fact, the cherries of Ceret are so highly regarded that the first pickings are flown to the French President every year.  The Fete de la Cerise or Cherry Festival takes place at the end of May. 

Ceret was put on the map at the turn of the century thanks to Picasso, Braque, Gris, Manolo, Matisse, Soutine Kisling, Masson, Marquet and other artists who all spent time in Ceret until 1940.  Their donated works (53 from Picasso) fill the rooms of the Musee d'Art Moderne which is well worth a visit.  In addition, Ceret hosts prestigious exhibitions of contemporary art so it's an absolute must for the art buffs among you.  In fact, the streets of Ceret are lined with galleries and artist studios so it's clear what the main focus of activity is in Ceret.  The influence of art on Ceret is revealed in the monument dedicated to Picasso called the Sardane de la Paix.  This wrought iron creation which stands outside the bullring or 'les arenes' was inspired by one of Picasso's drawings. 

Don't leave Ceret without taking a stroll around the old town, lined with plane trees which provide welcome shade from the harsh midday sun.  Head for the Place de la Republique where you'll see the remains of a fortified gateway  (Porte de France) and another gateway (Porte d'Espagne) in Place Pablo-Picasso.

What to See - Ceret Attractions

Ceret de Toros Location Map
Ceret Centre, 66400
Cows run wild in the streets in the 2nd week of July with street shows
| Opening Times: 2nd week in July

Fete de la Sardana Location Map
Ceret Centre, 66400
Traditional Catalan folk dancing and bullfighting
| Opening Times: Easter & July

Delta Club Aude Po Location Map
64, rue de la Republique, Ceret 66400
Hanggliding and paragliding offered here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Call to arrange | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 87 25 54

Musee d'Art Moderne Location Map
8, Boulevard du Marechal Joffre, Ceret 66400
A superbly sophisticated building boasting works by the greats - Picasso, Miro and Dali included.
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but not Tues from Oct-April | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 87 27 76

Bigaro Bar Location Map
14, rue Mirabeau, Ceret 66400
The oldest bar in Ceret with painting exhibits and concerts
| Opening Times: Daily but Closed Mondays | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 87 09 04

Usine Sabate Location Map
Espace Tech Ulrich, Ceret 66400
Take a guided tour of a cork making factory
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but not weekends & bank hols | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 87 20 20

Mountain Biking Location Map
27, rue des Mimosas, Ceret 66400
Guided mountain biking tours are a great way to discover the mountains of the Pyrenees
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Call to arrange | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 87 44 16

Musee de l'archeologie Location Map
Place Picasso, BP 242, Ceret 66402
Archeological collections from Prehistory, Roman & Medieval times with impressive ceramic and metal artefacts
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily but Mar-Jun & Oct-Dec ams only | Tel: +33 (0)4 68 89 31 59