Discover Languedoc Roussillon during your camping holidays in Port Barcarès

Activities close to the campsite

  • Little yellow train in Villefranche-de-Conflent
  • Leucate Aventures
  • Saint Thomas baths
  • Production of garnet
  • Diving centre: Le Poulpe
  • Wakeboard school: wake 66
  • Windsurfing, catamaran, stand up, paddle boarding: UCPA
  • Water-skiing: Cable skiing
  • Horse-riding: La Colonie
  • Treetop adventure: Leucate Aventures
  • Cinema: Clap Ciné in Leucate

Port-Barcarès, the most beautiful beach resort in department 66

A lively beach resort with an exceptional amount of sunshine, Port Barcarès is established between the blue waves of the Mediterranean and a marine lake, offering an absolutely amazing aquatic décor.

The 8km of blue Mediterranean sea and golden sands in Port Barcarès fulfil the European standards for water quality. The blue flag flutters on all the beaches and guarantees you pure and safe water to swim in, with 8 safety posts divided over the Port Barcarès coastline.

*Every year the Pavillon Bleu (blue flag) evaluates the villages and the marinas, committed to an overall approach of environmental management and responding to demanding criteria in terms of general environment, of waste management, water management and education about the environment.

Eco-tourism / Responsible tourism in Port Barcarès

Barcarès town hall has committed to an approach of cleanliness and quality in particular with regard to the maintenance of public spaces, so that they are as pleasant as possible.

To find out more about Barcarès, feel free to visit the town website.

The Markets in Port Barcarès

By choosing Le Barcarès as your holiday beach resort, you’ll be able to discover a market every day of the week, without forgetting a detour through the famous night market and its summery atmosphere.

Night markets (July and August)

  • Monday and Wednesday evenings on Place de la République
  • Friday and Sunday on Place Martinique
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Lydia Car park

Retail market (All year round)

  • Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm in the village (Place de la République)

Morning markets (June to mid-September)

  • Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in the village (Place de la République)
  • Tuesday: Place Martinique (Coudalère)
  • Monday and Thursday: “Argonautes” car park

Artisan market (July and August)

  • Every evening at the marina

Local Produce and Traditions Market (July and August)

  • Tuesday from 7pm to 11pm: Lydia car park

Land and Sea Market (July and August)

  • Saturday from 8am to 1pm at the fishing port

Fish auction (all year round)

  • Every morning between 9am and 11.30am, the boats come back into port with local fish and sell fish directly to you.

The unmissable celebrations in Barcarès and the surrounding areas

  • Mondial du vent in April in Leucate
  • Electrobeach in Barcarès in July
  • Les Déferlantes in July in Argelès

Traditional events in Barcarès

  • The “fête de la mer” (sea festival)
  • The “fête des pêcheurs” (fishers’ festival)
  • Lydia fireworks
  • The Bodega Del Mar
  • Seniors’ golden week

The Vineyard – The art of the vine in the Languedoc Roussillon region

From the right bank of the Rhône to the Pyrénées Orientales, one of the oldest but greatest vineyards stretches, with close to 300,000 hectares (740,000 acres).

Grown in Languedoc Roussillon since time immemorial, the art of the vine has developed across the ages, to now offer sophisticates wines, whether fruity or full-bodied. Much more than a local activity, in Languedoc Roussillon wine is a passion, a tradition, and is an integral part of the history of this area.

You can appreciate all the subtleties of it by visiting one of the many tourist vineyard sites or by going directly to the website of the Languedoc-Roussillon regional tourist board.

Heritage and History of the Catalan Countries

Annexed by France in 1659, the French Catalan country has maintained a double sense of culture throughout its history.

The centuries of wars which raged for possession of this land and its past steeped in history make this a culturally rich place. There are many masterpieces, objects of art and buildings and heritage has been preserved. Less than 30 minutes from Barcarès and the Croix du Sud campsite, Catalan Perpignan offers a beautiful panel of this story and a fine example of this heritage.

>> the official site of the city of Perpignan

Discovering the Catalan country

For your cultural visits, use the clever guide for heritage in the Catalan country: the “Pass Inter-Sites” enables you to benefit from reduced rates.

>> More information!

The Côte Vermeille

From Collioure to Céret

With rocky creeks with turquoise waters, fishing port and vines on the slopes of hills, the Côte Vermeille is a wild coast that begins to the south of Argelès and extends all the way to the Spanish coast in Portbou. This arid land produces recognisable beautiful wines such as Collioure and Banyuls. The Côte Vermeille, a marvellous meeting point between the Mediterranean sea and the Pyrénées mountains, has been able to keep its beautiful landscapes intact.

To do: diving in the nature reserve.

Canigou

Located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees, CANIGOU reaches 2700 metres of altitude and separates the high lands and the plains of Roussillon. Various itineraries are available: walks, mountain bike rides, horseback rides, discovery of the Fortifications of Vauban, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and tasting local products.

The heritage of Catalan land

Bouillouses Lake

27 lakes and pools with exceptional flora and fauna – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 04 24 61

Cerbere-Banyuls natural marine reserve

1st French Natural Marine reserve created in 1974 – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 88 09 11

The Site des Dosses

By the edge of the Etang de Salses natural space, with around 200 plant species and 50 bird species. Discover the wealth of biodiversity in the Mediterranean lagoons. Information on +33 (0) 4 68 85 82 12

Raho Lake

Monitored swimming, creation of mountain bike and horse-riding paths. Easy access for people with reduced mobility. Information on +33 (0) 4 68 85 82 56

Châteaus and Fortification / Museums

  • Forteresse de Salses – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 38 60 13
  • Chapelle Notre Dame des Anges – Information on +33 (0) 6 76 10 60 59
  • Prehistoric museum of Tautavel – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 29 07 76
  • Château – Museum of Belesta – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 84 55 55
  • Palace of the Kings of Majorca in Perpignan – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 34 96 26
  • Cloître d’Elne – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 22 05 07
  • The city of Carcassonne, medieval fortified city – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 11 70 70

Cellars and vineyards

  • Dom Brial de Baixas – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 64 22 37

Escape

  • Canal du Midi  Fonserannes Locks, Malpas tunnel – Information on +33 (0) 4 67 36 51 24
  • Sigean safari park (open 365 days a year from 9am) – Information on +33 (0) 4 68 48 20 20