What to do and see in Ceret, France: The Best Places and Tips

April 3, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Ceret in France, from Europe region, is best know for Art Museums. Discover best things to do in Ceret with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Ceret

1. Musee d'Art Moderne

8 boulevard Marechal Joffre, 66403 Ceret, France +33 4 68 87 27 76
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4.5 based on 407 reviews

Musee d'Art Moderne

Reviewed By Cathy C - Olympia, Washington

Situated in the lovely town of Ceret is this unexpected modern art museum. It is small, but extremely well done and filled with astonishing pieces. Chagall, Picasso and others are prominently displayed. Picasso’s pottery: Platters, bowls, and pitchers are phenomenal. I had no idea he did so much with pottery. There are other wonderful delights to behold. The ticket price is only €3.5 and you can probably see the whole thing in 45 minuted. I would highly recommend Le Jardin, nearby, for a lovely meal either before or after the visit.

2. Canyoning Cote Sud

route de Ceret | Camping Les Bruyeres, 66480 Maureillas-las-Illas, France
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5 based on 90 reviews

Canyoning Cote Sud

welcome to South of France with canyoning cote sud. surrounded by friends of family, this raid will be the climax oj your holidays.surpervised by a Professional guide you will discover with safety and friendlines.the most beautiful Canyons of the pyrenees orientales just a few kilometers of Beaches.canyoning cote sud will be happy to driver you trhougt to this aquatic aventure.

Reviewed By Jodie G

Une matinée inoubliable, malgré la pluie nous nous sommes régalés grâce aux paysages à couper le souffle, à Alain notre encadrant qui a su nous rassurer et nous donner les consignes de sécurité nécessaires au bon déroulement de la matinée . Dans une ambiance super sympa ! Je recommande vivement !

3. Plans d'Eau

Chemin de Mas Chambon, Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, France +33 6 67 83 56 62
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Plans d'Eau

Reviewed By Marc S - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

We stayed in Argeles and drove the 10 miles or so inland in search of something different. The lake is attractive, surrounded my mature trees and featuring a good cafe. There's plenty to do for all ages, including bouncy Castles, pedaloes and large inflatables in the water.
Our three girls (ages 6, 9 and 11) tackled various levels of high ropes in the trees, dragging me up to 15m off the ground - a real test of nerve but very rewarding. You finish with a long zip wire over the lake, from where you get a bird's eye view of the turtles swimming below. The set-up is well managed and very relaxed: you're given a good deal of responsibility to look after yourself rather than being molly coddled. Be sure to turn up with enough cash as they don't caccept credit cards.

4. Chapelle Saint-Paul

Allee de la Chapelle Saint-Paul, 66400 Reynes, France
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4 based on 2 reviews

Chapelle Saint-Paul

Reviewed By Pierre G - Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

Citée pour la première fois dans les textes en 1146, sous le nom de "loco vocato a sant Paul" (lieu voué à saint Paul), la chapelle n’y réapparait que cinq siècles plus tard, en 1628, sous l’appellation de "Sant Pau y lo vilar", soit Saint-Paul et le village, ce qui induit qu’alors il s’agit d’une chapelle autour de laquelle se sont regroupées des habitations formant une petite communauté indépendante de Reynès.
Dite des "Enamorats" (des Amoureux) il s’y déroulait une fête patronale le 25 janvier. Le lieu est d’ailleurs encore très prisé pour le joli décor qu’il offre aux traditionnelles photos de mariage. Comme cette date correspondait aussi à la période où les paysans tuaient le cochon, elle était populairement désignée sous le nom de Chapelle des "Botifarres" (des Boudins).
Au 17ème siècle, et jusqu’à la Révolution qui le fermera, le lieu sera occupé par des ermites forains.
A l’extérieur : au-dessus de la porte d’entrée, une inscription indique le début et la fin d’une campagne d’agrandissement, 1686-1689 ; la date de travaux de réparation, 1747 ; et enfin celle d’une restauration de la façade en 1905. On pourrait ajouter celle de 1985, quand la commune ayant hérité des lieux (donation des propriétaires) initia les premiers travaux de reconstruction (la toiture s’était effondrée) et celle de 1987 qui marque la dernière campagne de restauration.
A l’intérieur : petit mobilier ; buste-reliquaire de saint Paul ; maître-autel du 18ème siècle.
Notez que c’est sur l’emplacement de l’ancien cimetière que se dressent les silhouettes tourmentées d’oliviers plusieurs fois centenaires.
Un lieu paisible et charmant.

5. Pont du Diable

Entrance to Town, Ceret, France
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4 based on 158 reviews

Pont du Diable

Reviewed By Albywon - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

We were last in Ceret in 2013 - almost to the day! Anyway, again we were there for the markets and this time managed to take some photos! Interesting story about the bridge and the devil 'booting' the bricks out the night it was completed.

6. Les Aventuriers De St Jean Parc Aventure

Les Aventuriers de St Jean, 66490 Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, France +33 6 71 60 37 44
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Les Aventuriers De St Jean Parc Aventure

Dans une nature intacte et protégée, venez grimper au sommet de nos arbres centenaires et vivre des sensations uniques au bord du Lac de St Jean Pla de Corts 66 idéalement situé entre mer et montagne. Parcours ludiques et variés dès 3 ans. De nombreuses tyroliennes géantes dont une qui arrive à fleur d'eau. Un parcours extrême à 20 m de haut avec une vue à 360°.

Reviewed By froadster - Poitiers, France

Mardi 15 août nous avons passé l'après midi dans ce superbe endroit. Beaucoup de monde mais c'est tellement grand qu'on n'est pas les uns sur les autres. Mention spéciale à l'activité tyrolienne splash que notre petite fille a adoré. La dame à l'accueil de l'acrobranche était d'une patience et d'une gentillesse extrême. .. nous reviendrons.

7. Pont du 19 aout 1944

Route de Ceret, 66400 Reynes, France
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Pont du 19 aout 1944

Reviewed By Pierre G - Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

Le "pont neuf" de type Eiffel fut construit en 1883, lorsque le chemin de fer, naissant dans la région, reliait les villages du fond de la vallée à Perpignan. Il restera en service jusqu’en 1965, quand il est mis fin à l’exploitation de la ligne.
Le 19 août 1944, le pont et ses abords furent le lieu d’un accrochage entre les troupes allemandes se repliant devant l’avancée des alliés, et un commando de maquisards du Vallespir, dont le capitaine François Madern qui devait trouver la mort lors de la fusillade. On peut encore observer des traces d’impacts de balles à certains endroits.
Conservé, aménagé et entretenu, très bien intégré au paysage, c’est aujourd’hui un lieu de passage pour les randonneurs et les cyclistes.

8. Le Musee du Liege

Avenue Marechal Joffre, 66480 Maureillas-las-Illas, France +33 4 68 83 15 41
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4 based on 15 reviews

Le Musee du Liege

Reviewed By SHShaw - Island of Malta, Malta

Sometimes a small highly specialised museum can prove to be jewel-like discovery, a way of spending time understanding a topic to which one would not normally pay attention. This cork museum is such an institution and well worth the visit. It is located in a small town and parking is some 200 metres down the Avenue. A warning to English visitors, the whole museum is in French so you will need some French to appreciate the knowledge imparted here. It was very cheap to get in, 3.50 Euros, less than the corkage on a bottle of wine in a restaurant!
In a few rooms the museum encompassed, cultivation and conservation of the cork oak, harvesting cork bark, preparing bark for corks themselves. The machinery used in past years was presented and described. Other uses of cork were briefly covered. There was even one gallery devoted to cork art.
There was an informative video about cork production, but our favourite room was filled with enormous sherry barrels on their side still with the aroma of sherry emanating from them. Intoxicating. In each barrel one could view a small exhibition of one aspect of corks and wines through a large hole cut in the barrel lid.
The only topic that was rather glossed over by the museum was the impact of the plastic cork on the usage of real corks. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable and informative hour and a half, we recommend it.

9. Thermes d'Amelie les Bains

Place Marechal Joffre, 66110 Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda, France +33 4 68 87 99 40
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4 based on 56 reviews

Thermes d'Amelie les Bains

Reviewed By photos65 - Montaner, France

Les thermes romains sont un très bel endroit. Un accueil chaleureux, tous les employés sont aux petits soins et très disponibles.

10. Ermitage de St Ferreol.

Rte 'Ermitage de St Ferreol | Off the D115, Ceret, France +33 4 68 87 21 76
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Ermitage de St Ferreol.

Reviewed By ColinF6 - Cirencester, United Kingdom

This small chapel is set on a hill just a few kilometres outside Ceret. On a sunny day, we could see for miles around - views over the town, towards Mt Canigou and almost as far as the Mediterranean sea. It's silent, isolated, a great place for photographs and quiet contemplation. The chapel itself is only open very limited hours - check before travelling.

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