Danse traditionnelle CatalaneDanse traditionnelle Catalane à Céret lors de la fête de la Cerise
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An Event to suit Everyone

The cherry festival in Céret

Come and experience this famous Cherry Festival. Whenever Céret is mentioned, it is impossible not to also think of cherries! To the delight of the gourmands who are lucky enough to savour the first French cherries from mid-April, Ceret has proved to be an ideal location for the cherry trees which have been established here for over 150 years. Take part in the festival which celebrates this delicious local fruit, exploring the various stands of the local producers’ market. Strong relationships are built around these various colourful displays. On the program for the two days of festivities: a range of different products all centred around Vallespir’s flagship fruit, musicians playing the “bandas”, the traditional fanfares typical to the festivals of southern France, ‘apéros concerts’ which combine delicious refreshments with good music, and of course, the famous cherry pip-spitting competition! The restaurants of the capital of Vallespir also get involved as chefs concoct special cherry-flavoured menus to try.

 A host of activities take place in Céret at the end of May as the town dances to the beat of the bandas and puts on a big party for gourmands of all ages!


For those interested in sport, this is an event not to be missed!

The Ronde Cérétane is made up of three races of different levels, 21km, 10km, 5 km, a hike and a race for the little ones. In 2021, the event will celebrate its 37th anniversary taking place over two days on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. Whether you enjoy doing sport for fun or are an experienced athlete, you will be able to find something suited to you in various routes offered. For beginners, the five-kilometre circuit is the perfect compromise: of the various routes this one which is considered more of a fun activity to do with friends (preferably dressed up!) without worrying about the timer. For Intermediaries, the 10 km route is a good option: this delightful loop allows you to discover the most beautiful sites of Céret within an manageable yet challenging distance! Finally, for the more ambitious, the 21 kilometre race awaits you. La Ronde Cérétane is one of the 20 “Les Festiviales” events which bring together the most festive and convivial races in France. Each year, more than 2,000 participants take part in this unmissable event which combines sport, celebration and gastronomy, all in a feria-like atmosphere with many musical groups and bandas.

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