Canet-en-Roussillon is a town which lies in the Pyrénées-Orientales department at the extreme South of France at about 12 km from Perpignan. The area enjoys over 325 days of sunshine throughout the year, with over 9 km stretch of fine sandy beaches and offers all kinds of water sports activities and leisure.
Its perfect location on the Mediterranean Sea also contributes to make Canet-en-Roussillon a renowned yacht charter destination in the area. It hosts a beautiful sailing harbour which offers all the comforts and tranquility for the visiting yachtsmen and can accommodate more than 1000 yachts.
Alternatively, Canet-en-Rousillon is often defined as a mix of the Catalan, captivating, nautical, eternal or thrilling and is also nicknamed as Canet, the Mediterranean. It also enjoys a pleasant environment of quality with many green spaces, numerous beautiful protected beaches and the quality of the bathing in the area is recognized by the Europe Blue Flag.
Canet-en-Roussillon has also a rich history, dotted with a rich and cultural patrimony and the medieval castle in its picturesque village is just fascinating.
During your visit in Canet-en-Roussillon, you will have the opportunity to visit its famous beach where the crystal underwater invites you to spend some time in the outdoors and sun. You will also have a large number of sports resorts which offer a wide range of activities.
You can enjoy the nature tours, where you can explore the pond or lake of Canet which hosts an exceptional wildlife and flora. The fishermen village nearby is also worth visiting, it has been restored with the traditional materials of Canet-de-Roussillon like the chest wood and the reed.
All over the year especially from June to September, you can enjoy a large variety of cultural activities including exhibitions, concerts, theatres, traditional dances and signing of books and films.
You can also visit Perpignan which is just a few steps away from the Canet-Plage which offers excellent shopping opportunities. The area is dotted with a labyrinth of streets in the Old town, where numerous bars, restaurants and shops are scattered.
The old town is the best place for shopping, sightseeing and feasting on the delights of the Catalan many fares and Roussillon wines. The Cathedrale de St Jean and the Castillet which is a medieval gateway are ideal spots for souvenir-hunting and savoring the authentic local ambiance.