the cherry capital
While it is typical of Catalonia, the picturesque town of Céret, between the Canigou, the Spanish border and the Mediterranean sea, is a town like no other. You simply must visit when you come to Pyrénées-Orientales!
Céret, the Catalonian art of living
The pretty little town of Céret is truly Catalonian! A visit of the little cobbled streets reveals some lovely hidden spots full of cafés and restaurants!
Céret is the ideal destination for a family outing, with a host of paths to explore and interesting features like the 9-jet fountain, the hermitage of Saint Férréol, the Fontfrède site and the Pont du Diable (devil’s bridge) endowed with the scandalous legend of a cat being given to a malevolent entity who had demanded a life be sacrificed.
Make the most of the sweet living and artistic atmosphere of this town.
A festival of cherries!
If you like red fruit, you’ll love the town of Céret which, as its name suggests, is the cherry capital. Every year, cherries from the first harvest are sent to the President of the Republic of France during the cherry festival that takes place in May.
You’ll also enjoy the Saturday market for which this little town is renowned. Between local produce and bric-a-brac, you can kick off the day with some wonderful purchases.
During the summer season, the night markets on Tuesday evenings are a showcase for local crafts and are perfect if you’re looking for an original gift!
Picasso, a fan of Céret
Céret was a flagship town of the Cubist movement, and a favourite haunt of artists.
Picasso, Juan Gris, Léger and Chaïm Soutine enjoyed the southern luminosity of Céret, where the Musée d’Art Moderne can now be found with its collections by Matisse, Picasso, Chagall and Miró.
Discover the cultural heritage of Céret
Continue your artistic tour by visiting the many little art galleries and exhibitions in the heart of the town!
If you visit in summer, don’t miss the warm and friendly atmosphere of the famous Feria hosted by Céret every year!
On the festive agenda: firework displays, bull runs and hearty meals every evening during the event. Enough to unleash the peaceful Catalonian town of Céret!