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The home port of Saint-Cyprien is the largest marina on the Catalan coast and the third on a European scale with 2300 moorings. Located in the heart of a natural marine reserve of 4019 km² extending one hundred kilometres along the coast, Saint-Cyprien Méditerranée offers all the facilities of a modern port: a new harbour master's office, three sheltered mooring basins and the protection of two jetties. The port boasts diving and sailing schools, a jet ski base, sailing boats for trips out along the coast and the range of nautical activities on offer in Saint-Cyprien. The fishing port offers the traditional spectacle of the coming and going of boats and the fish market.
Any visit to Saint-Cyprien must include “Les collections de Saint-Cyprien” and the François Desnoyer foundation. The foundation presents a collection based on the works of the artist who made Saint-Cyprien her home in the 1950s. It organises exhibitions of other artists’ works three to four times a year, art workshops, educational workshops and events throughout the year.
Beyond the town itself, the French département of Pyrénées-Orientales offers visitors dozens of destinations in the hinterland, even if you’re only in Saint-Cyprien for a weekend. The local architectural heritage is exceptional (Elne cloister, Villefranche fortified city, palace of the kings of Majorca, Saint-Martin du Canigou abbey). There are lots of museums (Casa Païral museum, Hyacinthe Rigaud museum...). The area offers extensive hiking, cycling and horse-riding options, both on the lowlands and in the mountains and a very extensive range of sports activities (canyoning, kayaking, tree-top assault course, rafting, mountain biking...). For families and young children, petting farms, animal reserves and water parks are sure to be popular when you’re wondering “What to do in Saint-Cyprien” .