In which district to stay in Canet-en-Roussillon?

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You wish to make a stay at the seaside in the Pyrénées-Orientales? Here is our selection of the best places to stay in Canet-en-Roussillon.

Are you planning a stay in Canet-en-Roussillon? Facing the sea and close to Perpignan, this seaside resort in the Occitanie region is ideally located. The second largest town in the Pyrénées-Orientales benefits from the Mediterranean climate and 320 days of sunshine per year. Also, it has nearly nine kilometres of beautifully landscaped beaches. Its historic centre has remained authentic with its winding streets, old houses and its Vicomtal castle. As for the port, it has the charm of the authentic and lively small ports of the South of France. Close to the beaches and water activities, the port or the historic centre, find the perfect accommodation and place to stay, thanks to this overview of the best areas to stay in Canet-en-Roussillon.

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Canet South

If you want to enjoy the sea, the beach and water activities, then Canet Sud is the ideal place to stay in Canet-en-Roussillon. A wide choice of hotel complexes allow you to be within walking distance of the seaside, but also of the wide sandy beaches. An accommodation in Canet Sud, on the Radiant Coast, is the opportunity to enjoy the different beaches of the Lido, Mar Estang, South and also the beach of the Marenda. This southern area of the town is also famous for kite-surfing. For pleasant moments of relaxation in the evening, you can stroll along the seafront, on the promenade of the Radiant Coast and the Vermeille Coast.

Accommodation in this area is also a good plan for nature lovers, who will discover the nearby fishermen's village. This village where you can see small fishermen's huts, typical of the region, is located between the sea and the pond of Canet-Saint-Nazaire, classified Natura 2000. Between the reeds you can see pink flamingos and various species of birds. Without forgetting, in the distance, the view of the peaks of Canigou. An accommodation in Canet sud, on the seafront, is also lively in the evening, perfect if you want to go out.

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Center Beach Canet

Where to stay in Canet-en-Roussillon to be in a lively area close to the sea? Canet centre-plage is a good compromise. Here again, visitors have an interesting choice of accommodation, most of which is close to the sea. It is a dynamic and lively area of the Occitan seaside resort. In the evenings, the people of Cretan enjoy strolling along the seafront and gambling enthusiasts have a great time at the Casino. It is very busy in summer and quieter in the off season.

Also, this area allows you to enjoy the Roussillon, Centrale and Grand Large beaches. If you wish to optimize your beach holiday, various water activities are available, such as jet ski or windsurfing board rentals. This area is dynamic and lively in the evenings. Visitors can try out the various bars and restaurants. And in the evening, musical entertainment and concerts are scheduled in some bars, especially in the summer season. The district is therefore perfect if you like the lively and festive side.

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Canet village

The historic heart of the town is the old village, which has kept its old-fashioned charm. With its winding alleys and old buildings, it is a perfect neighbourhood for lovers of old stones. In the old fortified village there are still some remains, including three towers. Not forgetting the famous 11th century Vicomtal castle, with its ice well, listed as a monument of France, and its Saint Martin church which dates back to 1075. You can also admire the gothic church of Saint-Jacques. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the small streets of this Occitan village.

Also, during the summer season, guided tours are offered. If you are looking for accommodation in Canet-en-Roussillon close to the historic heart, select an accommodation nearby, in the Hauts-de-Canet district for example or in the Château district. Accommodation in this area will also be more soothing than by the sea, especially if you are looking for peace and quiet.

Canet port

Are you looking for an intermediary where to sleep in Canet-en-Roussillon, between the beaches and the historic heart? A charming, dynamic, pleasant district, close to the beaches? We recommend you to stay in the Canet Port & Jetée district. The district offers multiple activities and has the charm of the marinas of the South of France. You can also visit the boats of yesteryear. This port also benefits from the "Qualité Plaisance" label, which attests to excellence in port management. Among the nautical activities on offer, you can choose sea fishing, sailing or catamaran trips.

During the day, if you wish to enjoy the seaside, head for the Roussillon beaches and the Pier. And in the evening, a walk to the lighthouse will be very pleasant. This area is quite lively and allows you to be halfway between the lively seaside and the more peaceful historical heart.

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So here's an overview if you're looking for a place to stay in Canet-en-Roussillon. The town is easy to live in and close to Perpignan, which you can easily reach by car or bus.

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