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Top cultural experiences

to live in Banyuls

Guided tours with enthusiasts, events to take a leap into the past, initiation to traditional dances or visits to the emblematic places of the Mediterranean coast, let yourself be guided in a city vibrant with history and culture under the sun of the sea.

1. Guided tour of the city with Maëva

Follow in the footsteps of an enthusiast

Set out to discover the city’s heritage riches with our tour guide Maëva. A moment of sharing and conviviality in family, couple or solo. So many things to see and anecdotes to discover in this city with Catalan traditions and artistic accents. Find the visit made for you.

Returning very soon of the guided tour “A summer night in 1910”.

2. Visit of an olive grove

Taste the olive oil of Banyuls

For centuries, olive growing was an essential activity in Banyuls-sur-Mer. Who better than the olive grower himself to make you discover his exploitation? Passionate about his job, Olivier Borrat invites you to visit one of his olive groves in the back country and his oil mill located in Mas Reig to discover his authentic olive oils around a tasting that will stimulate your taste buds. A moment of sharing and discovery not to be missed!

3. Living a day in 1793

A festive trip back in time

Go back in time to 1793 and relive the day after the battle of the Col de Banyuls which, in December 1793, pitted the valiant Banyulencs against the Spanish troops who came to invade Roussillon. A day of celebration to the glory of the Banyulencs and the Col de Banyuls. Costumes and shivers guaranteed!

Next edition on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

4. Introduction to the sardana

Enter the dance!
True symbol of Catalonia, let yourself be tempted by the sardana, this dance that makes the Catalan people vibrate. A convivial and unifying dance, it takes its rhythm with the musical group (a cobla) that accompanies it. The Foment de la Sardana de Banyuls offers you an initiation to share this dance moment hand in hand. Rendezvous every Thursday in July and August on the Paul Reig square from 9pm.