You would love to get to the sun this Summer but unsure as to exactly where ? No problem we have the ideal place for you ! The Castels campsite Les Criques de Porteils, near Argelès-sur-Mer is the dream destination. Argelès-sur-Mer is situated at the foot of the massif Albères, where the Pyrenees dive into the sea. This village with it’s place of interest and beautiful beaches invites you to visit the most undiscovered places…

The village and the port 

Port of Argelès-sur-Mer

Port of Argelès-sur-Mer, in southern France.

Close to the Spanish border, Argelès-sur-Mer offers an array of colourful  alleys. It’s way of life where Catalan is spoken, you can go around its traditional markets, visit the ramparts of “Cayroux” or simply stroll around and take advantage of the boutiques, restaurants and animations ! Its port will offer you an unforgettable stop over with a view onto the Pyrenees …

Argeles’ Beaches 

Fall under the spell of “Racou” (an area in Catalan) with its beautiful sandy beach,  7 km long, its clear waters and sunshine. A walk of 3km follows the sea front and further south, toward Collioure, you can stroll in sunshine on a heavenly beach.

The cultural and natural heritage 

houses at the seaside at Argelès-sur-Mer

houses at the seaside at Argelès-sur-Mer

Its museum  “La Casa de les Albères”, the castle of Pujol, the church, Notre-Dame Del Prats, the memorial of the camp of Argelès-sur-Mer, the Gallery Marianne, the ramparts, the tower of La Massane,, the city park of Valmy… there are so many things to be seen ! Argelès-sur-Mer, a seaside town ? Not only ! Indeed, it possesses numerous monuments, for which most are classified and open to the public ! If you prefer to take advantage of the open air, the natural heritage of Argelès has also rich: natural reserves, coastal paths, pine woods … All of which fills one with admiration of the beauty in nature.

Surroundings

If you want to visit the surroundings of Argelès-sur-Mer, you will find numerous parks and gardens, walks or sports activities, all ages will find what they are looking for ! For the amateurs of oenology, come and  discover the flavours of the country by visiting the various cellars nearby. For the children, aquariums and wildlife parks will delight them ! They will go off and discover wild animals, marine or domestic animals and their way of life .