Canet Beach

The Canet Beach is only a few meters from Le Galion Hotel in Roussillon. Canet is positioned as a privileged holiday destination with 320 days of sunshine per year and 9km of fine sandy beaches.

Labelled European blue pavilion and handiplage, the beach of Canet en Roussillon is every family’s dream come true. Children can swim in safety because there are no sudden floods.

Supervised and cleaned every day, Canet beach is a real attraction for the young and the old alike: Jet skiing, sailing, Kite surfing, catamaran, diving, windsurfing, stand up paddle, beach volleyball, beach soccer, beach rugby….. are just some of the many activities that can be enjoyed without moderation.

Beach clubs are available during the summer and allow you to enjoy a cocktail with your feet in the sand.

Pond of Canet

The pond of Canet en Roussillon is a rare and complete ecosystem. Classified “Natura 2000 “for its fauna and flora.

Explore the Pond of Canet throughout the seasons!
With more than 246 species recorded and nearly 200 migratory bird species, the pond is becoming a unique observatory site:

● From mid-February to mid-August during nesting: breeding species such as purple heron, reed harrier, white water or moustached lisciniole.
● From February to May and from August to October: migrants such as the Pink Flamingo, the Hairy Crab Fisherman or the Knight Sylvain.
● All year round: winterers like the Great Egret, the Elegant Avocet and the Kingfisher.

Pond of Canet during the summer period:
Visiting the fishing village, which traces the history of the Pond of Canet, describes all the bird species present on the site and the diversity of the flora as well as the characteristics and ecological role of the lagoons…

Would you like a guided tour of the Canet lagoon?

Reservation with the guards of the Littoral:
+33 or +33           

Activities in Canet en Roussillon near Le Galion Hotel

Historic village of Canet en Roussillon

During the summer period, guided tours of the old village are organised where you can visit the Viscount’s castle, its chapel, its ice well (classified as a French monument), outstanding for its state of conservation, its walls, its towers and its Saint Jacques church.

You can also visit the picturesque old village of Canet with the Canet Club card.

The Port of Canet

The marina has a capacity of 1300 boats on pontoons.

Canet en Roussillon Aquarium

The aquarium in Canet-en-Roussillon will reopen its doors at the end of 2019, with a brand new building.

Canet en Roussillon Arboretum

A real conservatory of rare plants with 500 plant species.

Excursion and sea fishing on Canet

Sailing in the open sea and meeting underwater fauna.

Activities in Perpignan

15 minutes’ drive from Le Galion Hotel:

– Le Castillet : A landmark of the city, it is the former main gate of the Perpignan enclosure.
– The Palace of the Kings of Majorca (Located in the heart of Perpignan, a magnificent 13th century palace, for nearly a century, it was the centre of the ephemeral kingdom of Majorca).
– The recently renovated and expanded Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud has an exceptional collection.
– Discover the shopping streets of the old town with the tourist train.
– Not to mention Saint-Jean Baptiste Cathedral, the Sea Lodge, City Hall, the Palace of the Deputation, Hotel Pams.


Activities of the Département

The Fortress of Salses

16th century fortress located between the Ponds of Salses and the Corbières.


Located 26 km from the Spanish border, Collioure, a jewel of the rocky coast, boasts an authentic and protected environment. This small Catalan port nestles in a sheltered cove where the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the rocks of the Pyrenees mountain range meet.

Organs of Ille-sur-Têt

A unique place in France, a landscape of fairy chimneys of fragile and ephemeral beauty. It features sand and clay cliffs that have been patiently carved by the rains.

Walls of Villefranche de Conflent

Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Villefranche de Conflent offers a glimpse of its rich heritage, a legacy of the past.


Nestled at the foot of the Aspres, this village, founded in the 10th century seems to have been forgotten by time.

The vineyards of Roussillon

The Roussillon wine region has been experiencing a real renaissance for more than 15 years!
Notice to enthusiasts…
Indeed, passionate and talented winegrowers have raised the wines of this vineyard to the pantheon of the great wines of France.

A few Canetan vineyards near Le Galion Hotel.

Château de l’Esparrou (10 minutes walk from the hotel)
Domaine Lafage (5 minutes by car)
Château de Rey (5 minutes by car)
Château des Hospices (5 minutes by car)
Domaine Mas Baux (7 minutes by car)

Activities for children

The Eagles of Valmy

Discover more than 100 birds and watch a breathtaking display.


African Reserve – 3 800 Animals on more than 300 hectares – 7.5 km of discovery by car – 2 to 3 hours of walking.

Tropic of the Butterfly

As close as possible to the butterflies in the aviary, get ready to witness a wonderful display of colours.

The Saint-André Experimental Farm

Animal and leisure park 20 minutes from Canet and Le Galion Hotel.

The Canet-Plage Mini-golf course

A mini-golf course is located only a few minutes’ walk from Canet and Le Galion Hotel.