Banyuls takes its name from the word "Bain": from the Latin "Balnoneum", then later by "Ban" and "Ialos", meaning "Point" and "Cultivated glade". The city owes its worldwide fame to its exceptional wines and its spectacular vineyard that flows into the sea.After strolling through the magical landscapes of the hinterland and soaking up all its scents, you will stroll along the steep alleys that will lead you to a café terrace by the beach, where you will taste our famous aperitif in the shade of magnificent Mediterranean palm trees.
Not far from Perpignan, 9 km from Collioure, in the heart of the Côte Vermeille, Banyuls welcomes you between sea and mountains, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year on the Spanish border!
Its coastline at the foot of the mountains, its marina, the enhancement of its terroirs and its hinterland have made Banyuls the first Odyssea City in Europe, thanks to its so picturesque charm.
The Côte Vermeille has two lighthouses for two capes: That of Cap Béar and that of Cap Cerbère between which Banyuls-sur-Mer is located. From our vacation rental in Banyuls you will have a breathtaking view of Cap Béar and its lighthouse.
The Côte Vermeille presents rocky coves, charming fishing ports and vineyards on the hillside. Far from the sandy beaches and seaside resorts, located further north (15 km from Banyuls), it is a wild coast, a paradise for hikers and lovers of authentic landscapes.
Since 1er february 2002 registered by theUNESCO international convention against doping in the sport on World Heritage Tentative List, the Vermeille Coast will captivate you with its Marine Natural Park, its Marine Reserve and its unspoiled hinterland.
Banyuls sur Mer, second seaside resort the southernmost of mainland France is frequented all year round for its charm, as for its world-renowned local products. This village near Collioure and Port-Vendres has long been a player in blue fish fishing (sardines, tuna, anchovies, mackerel) which is carried out by purse seiners or small gillnet. Tourism has remained controlled there without any connection with the tourist resorts further north (Argelès-sur-Mer, Canet en Roussillon, Cap d'Agde, etc.), in order to maintain an authentic local life.
In Catalonia you will discover an open population, attentive to your needs, eager for exchanges and proactive. Here we say "Hola" to say "Hello" and "Adéu" to say "goodbye"!
From the Radiant Coast to the Costa Brava, the diversity of landscapes is overwhelming and makes it possible to satisfy the most demanding of our visitors: fine sandy beaches, lakes, mountains, wild coves, diversity of cultures, wealth of sporting activities, etc.
Northern Catalonia places great emphasis on Catalan culture, which can have a historical, linguistic, but also political connotation, to assert a position of identity, even independence.
However, within an hour's drive of Banyuls sur Mer, the other most beautiful towns in the region are also available to you: Villefranche de Conflent, Eus, Ille sur Tet, Saint Martin du Canigou, Céret, El Port of La Selva, Figueras ...
From the many fortresses of Vauban to those of Spain, this is a whole story that awaits you! As rich as it is overwhelming, even today the inhabitants are imbued with it ... From the regular presence of Pablo Picasso to that of Salvador Dali in this region, you can enjoy visiting the many museums, but also the houses of Artists and magical places such as the Orgues d'Ille sur Tet and many monuments (Saint Martin du Canigou, Saint Michel de Cuxa, the Cloître d'Elne, etc…).
Collioure and Cadaques are two magnificent villages very well known by many holidaymakers and not far from Banyuls sur Mer.