Springtime in Argelès-sur-Mer

Coming from the Latin ‘argila’ meaning clay, development of the resort started in the 1860s, when the first settlements were followed by the installation of a French army camp, and the arrival of the first campers.

WW2 brought barbed wire, squalor and heartbreak as beaches became prisons for refugees fleeing the Franco regime during La Retirada.

Today, the sea has washed away the blood and tears and the beaches are safe and golden, although a small museum in Valmy Park and plaques along the seafront remind us that we must never forget.

Springtime in Argelès


15th Musicales d’Argelès
21st – 22nd Festi’Pacques (Free Easter activities for the whole family)


1st May Day Vide Grenier (village)
6th Jardin en Fête
6th Musicales d’Argelès
8th – 9th Argelès Paddle Race
10th Vide Grenier (port)
20th Retro Attitude (vintage fayre)
27th Triathlon


9th – 10th Les Nautiques
21st Fête de la Musique
22nd – 24th Fête de la Saint Jean
23rd SwimRun
30th Corso d’Été

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