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TORREILLES

Torreilles is a totally nature-oriented resort … an old village with 4 km of wild beaches along a concrete-free seafront. It has a preserved nature site of over 170 hectares formed by the delta and wetlands of the Bourdigou. Visitors can admire the Juhègues Chapel, a sacred and radiant place of worship and culture. But what makes the heart and soul of Torreilles are its paillottes (beach bars). Nestled in the hollows of the dunes with ganivelles (slat-wood fences) there are six comfortable and relaxing beach clubs, all boasting varied ambiances and cuisines where you can sit back with your feet in the water for some memorable evenings from May to the beginning of September.

TO SEE – TO DO

The Juhègues Chapel
Composed of a chapel dedicated to the Virgin, a hermitage, an outer wall and adjoining buildings, this magnificently restored site covers several hectares. All year-long it hosts numerous events, notably the Jazz à Juhègues Festival during the month of July and the Estiu Musical classical music festival in August.
Open from May to September (included), on weekends from 3-7pm. In July and August, from Wednesday to Friday from 3-6pm and on weekends from 3-7pm, as of Wednesday 3 July. Free entrance offering explanatory tour if requested.

The sand village
As of the 1970’s this sand village began emerging, today counting over 600 small round villas buried in the sand and sheltered by lush nature. After being criticised for many years, they are today admired by urban planners who recognise a fine example of an environmentally oriented real estate project. 

The Church of Saint Julien and Saint Basilisse
Mentioned as of 1071, it’s one of the most interesting Romanesque churches of the department. Open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 12pm, as of Tuesday 2 July.

The Block house
Located on the northern part of the beach, the Torreilles block house is listed as a French Historical Monument. An outpost of the German fortification line intended to slow-down the enemy during the Second World War, this is the only mostly preserved structure of this type remaining on the Mediterranean coastline. 

The Bourdigou
A wonderful natural connection between the village of Torreilles and its beach. This waterway extends over nearly 4 kilometres up to the Mediterranean, where a lake has been formed combining fresh and salty water.

Lever de soleil hivernal - BIT Torreilles - © C. Esparrac-min

KEY EVENTS

GUIDED TOURS

Discovery tour of the village from the end of June to mid-September on Wednesday mornings.
Leaves at 10am from the village Tourist Information Office Le Cube, located at Place des Souvenirs d’Enfance. Free upon registration – will only leave if a minimum of 5 people. Limited to 20 people maximum.

Guided tour of the beach by bicycle
In July and August, every Friday. Accompanied by the coastguards from the coastal protection agency.
Leaves at 10am from the beach Tourist Information Office located at Espace Capellans. Price 3€ - free for children under 12 – will only leave if a minimum of 5 people – for all ages – Torreilles Tourist Information Office: 04 68 28 41 10 – torreilles@perpignanmediterraneetourisme.com – www.torreilles.com

Tourist Office:
Le Cube, place des souvenirs d’enfance
66440 Torreilles
+33 (0)4 68 28 41 10
torreilles@perpignanmediterraneetourisme.com

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