Arles sur Tech
Village at 2 bell tower in department 66, located 45 kms of Perpignan, in Upper Vallespir, bordered by the Tech and Riuferrer River, a village rich in heritage,
Memory of traditions and folklore Catalan.
There are so many things to discover, come camping or rent a mobil home and let yourself be guided…
The place du Couvent
What to see absolutely ?
In the village there are a choice of shops and services including a supermarket, butchers and bakers, post office, grocers, a pharmacy, a doctor’s surgery .
The town centre is a pleasant walk (600metres) from the campsite.
Arles sur Tech is a Roman city founded on the banks of two rivers – the Riuferrer and the Tech, and is watched over by the two church towers of the Saint Sauveur parish church and the Benedictine Abbey. In its tiny narrow streets you can find many period buildings with iron balconies, bearing witness to a history of artistic ironworking, still in activity today.
You should not miss the Abbey of Saint Marie with its gothic cloisters enclosing a stone sarcophagus known as the ‘miraculous holy tomb’. Other building of interest are the Mairie (town hall) set in a lovely tree filled garden, ‘El Palau‘ a magnificent building architecturally, and the attractive post office.
You should also not miss the famous ‘rosquilles Catalans‘ a special type of cake with a jealously guarded recipe, or the ‘bunyetes’, a sort of Catalan doughnut.