La Palme is a medieval village                            

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situation de La Palme

Where is La Palme :

La Palme is located in the South of France, near the Mediterranean sea.


Mosaïque Plage du Rouet effetThe beach and the pond of La Palme :

"Le Rouet” an uncrowded beach located between Port La Nouvelle and La Franqui, is natural and wild with 2.5 km of fine sand.

More information about the beach.
More information about the pond.
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History of La Palme :

The village of La Palme was once a priory that was given to the monks of Lagrasse Abbey in 814. La Palme was part of the diocese of Narbonne. It was a residence of king Charlemagne’s. 

walkers and image hunters, this site is a privileged place in the heart of the, Regional Natural Park which hosts a wide variety of natural habitats, fauna and flora. 

More about the history of La Palme.


 Activities in La Palme

Kite Rouet Photo Salin lapalme P. Gabanou MoyenSlide sports
Ideal for practicing your favorite slide sports in an exceptional setting, on the sea, the sand, or the pond : kite-surf, windsurf, Stand up paddle, Mountain-board, Power kite, Kart kite or buggy kite.
Sailing Spots are available whatever your level and the wind direction.

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Hiking and Mountain bikingla palme rando DANS LA GUARRIGUE DE LA PALME
Few hiking offering magnificents views over nature (coastline, pond, Salt Flats), Canigou Mountain and funny birds which are sails of kitsurf and windsurf. 
Hikers and mountain bikers, the marked trail “La boucle de La Palme” will lead you to the doors of the fortified town, ancient vaults from the previous century, the Scrubland , panoramic views of the salt flats, the lagoon, and the Mediterranean sea, Ruins of an ancient fisherman’s village “Glabanel” and Ancient windmills.

More about hiking or Mountain biking.

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Leisure fishing in the municipality of La Palme is possible on the pond and the Sea.

More about fishing.

Other sports

In La Palme there are a Petanque, City stade, Fitness trail near the pond, among the pine trees, Rugby or football stadium, 2 tennis courts, , a basketball, handball or football court, and ball pitch & Playground for children (Slide, swing, turnstile).


 Guided Tours and discoveries

Monuments La Palme Mosaïque redimMonuments of La Palme : 
The 10th century Romanesque Chapel - The 13th century Chruch - Mills of La Palme - The door, old drawbridge “La Barbacane” - Old winging places - Dry stone walls - The ancient castle - The cross of “St Vincent”, where was the “Glabanel” ruins of disappeared village - Old quarrys (marble & wheels) - “Le Rouet” on the beach is the pumping station of salt flats - Millturbines.

More about monuments in La Palme and discoveries. 



Eglise Chapelle DSC 0528 LES AMIS DE ST PANCRACEVisits of religious monuments :
* Visit on your own the 13th century church of St Jean. No charge.
* Free guided tours of the Romanesque Chapel on Saturdays and Sundays in July, August and September from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Meet on site.


 Guided tours of La Palme :

More information by Guided Tours in La Palme : click here.

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The village or Mills Turbines. Once a week with a National Tour Guide, in French and English.


Calèche SALIN La Palme


Guided tours of La Palme’s Salt Flats :

Visit by little train or horse-drawn carriage to know the history of the salt and the secrets of men working « white gold » over 400 hectares.


Wine tours (Guided or Make Your Own Tour) 
Wine cellars of La Palme Tasting by appointment
Vin4hTour dans les vignesGuided Tours with "Vin4htour"
Guided tours from La Palme and œnological workshop (groups)
DSC 00301 photo sport guidaGuided mountain bike tours
Guided biking discovery tours with Roland on La Palme’s trails and those of surrounding villages over 6 destinations.

Events in La Palme

Las Claous de la Paumo CompositionLas Claus de La Paumo (Keys of La Palme) :
Every year on the 2nd Friday of August, the festival "Las Claus de la Paumo" revives the medieval tradition of La Palme. Throughout the evening, bandas, bands, exhibitors, and entertainment for children and adults enliven the streets of the old village. But also bodegas, local wines, skill games dating back to the Middle Ages and ancient crafts can be admired. Free admission.


L’été des Artistes (The summer of Artistes) :

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Festival on the theme of "Art." Every year in mid-July from 11:00 AM until night. art Exhibition by local and regional artists : painters, sculptors, writers, poets, singers. All day Entertainment, workshops for upcoming artists, events around street Art and the legend "La Baragone" at night by the pond. Country dining. Free admission.
Salt Flats of La Palme (Salin).

 Exhibitions & Art :
* In La Palme Tourism Office : Exhibition year-round and from July to Augus of works of local and regional artists.
* Salt Flat’s exhibition : Exhibitions from April to Sept.
* Exhibition of Contemporary Art : from mid-July to mid-August in Complexe Associatif.
* L'été des Artistes / The summer of Artists : mid-July date in La Palme over two days.
* Workshop : Atelier d’Art " La Forge " & " Sens Usualité "
* Jeweller Craftsman
La Palme Salt Flats : 
- Musical festival, Concerts. 
- Sea boutique : Local products (salt, wine…)
- Exhibition & Land Art.