Orgues of Ille-sur-Têt,
explore unreal landscapes
Approximately 30 minutes away from Perpignan stand the basalt columns known as the Orgues of Ille-sur-Têt, an authentic mineral treasure and a listed protected site. So here you are, surrounded by desert-like landscapes, moon-like even.
Extraordinary geological formations
If you’re in search of ideas for an original excursion, come and discover the Orgues of Ille-sur-Têt! These geological curiosities appear to have come from another planet, but the columns are in fact formed from sand and clay and have been shaped over time by erosion.
Surrounded by lush greenery, the Orgues site invites you to explore every nook and cranny of these fairy chimneys that reach heights of around ten metres!
Don’t hesitate to wander through the labyrinth of narrow paths, it’s a great way to appreciate the full beauty of this very special place... Although the columns look majestic, they are extremely fragile and have to endure capricious weather conditions. This is why they cannot be climbed, but you can immortalise them with your camera!
Sunset over the orgues
To fully appreciate the magic of the site, we recommend you visit at the end of the day and admire the Orgues of Ille-sur-Têt under the setting sun… You’ll be amazed at how the clay formations change colour!
A journey through unique landscapes
Surrounded by an environment that has formed over millions of years, you’ll be enchanted by these wonders of nature... Between clay contours and coloured sands, the Orgues of Ille-sur-Têt, nature’s masterpiece, will make your imagination run wild!
Have fun with the children finding animal forms and faces carved into the rock!
During the guided tour, don’t be surprised to hear stories of elves and fairies, because everything about this place is mysterious and invites you to contemplate the Orgues of Ille-sur-Têt...