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About Ceret

At the foot of the Albera Massif, 30kms west of Perpignan, lies the picturesque town of Céret. Once the capital of Vallespir — an ancient Catalan comarca — the town boasts striking heritage architecture, with terracotta-tiled roofs and narrow cobbled lanes shaded by imposing plane trees. A hotspot for arts and culture buffs, it’s also a laid-back destination for couples, friends and families looking to soak up the sunshine. Small and intimate, the best places to stay in Céret range from self-catering villas to historic B&Bs, full of traditional charm.

Encircled by the remnants of ramparts built to fortify the town, Céret is packed with historic landmarks and lovely walking paths. Cross the 14th-century stone bridge for wonderful views, fill your bags at the Saturday farmers’ market, or take a guided tour of the Chemins Sublimé — showcasing buildings painted by the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Dufy. Beloved by artists, the town was home to both Matisse and Picasso, whose works you’ll find exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art. Other highlights include cherry-picking at the riverside orchards and strolling into the shops and cafés which line the Avenue Michel Aribaud. Venture further afield for hiking, mountian biking, kayaking and horse riding.

The town also has its own bullfighting arena, and the best places to stay in Céret fill up fast during the annual corrida in July. Book well in advance if this is something that you’re keen to experience.

The Best Places to Stay in Céret

For a Farmhouse B&B

  • Le Mas Trilles is a charming 14th-century sandstone farmhouse. Secluded and surrounded by verdant gardens, this is a tranquil B&B choice for couples, friends or families, who can book individually designed traditional rooms, some of which have space for little ones. Expect striking terraces, a large swimming pool and beautiful views. Very restful.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Perpignan International Airport, 35 minutes from Céret by car or bus. Visitors from regional hubs — such as Paris, Toulouse or Marseille — can travel to Perpignan by train, and continue by car or bus to Céret.
  • The Pyrénées-Orientales region is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between May and September for temperatures ranging from 22°C - 30°C, but do be aware that this is also peak season. For fewer crowds, great hotel deals and cooler temperatures, travel in April or October.



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Best Hotels in Ceret

  • Le Mas Trilles Ceret (Languedoc Roussillon) 10 rooms from CA$139

    Sights nearby  -  Ceret's Museum of Modern Art is a must see
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
    Full of character
    Air conditioningSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Lovely French farmhouse B&B in a secluded location. A charming sandstone building with large creamy bedrooms, terraces, gardens and a swimming pool. Within striking distance of surrounding mountains and the coast. Ideal for the great outdoors, families, or groups. See More

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