A dynamic village that has managed to preserve its charm and authenticity, Sorède is located in a green setting. It will surprise you with the unsuspected wealth of heritage sites!
Want to escape and get away from it all?
The nature walks along the Tassio are aimed at walkers, while the Vallée Heureuse and the Vallée de Lavail are suitable for more rugged hikes in the Albères. Finally, don't miss a visit to the whip factory or the incredible universe of Valley of the Turtles… it's exciting !
1 2 3 Sun !
Sorède is solar by nature! The village has a unique history of research and experimentation on the potential of solar energy: 1st solar oven in France, even of the world; its replica on the Mas del Ca site, as well as the Sundial in the heart of the village, a monumental work that combines contemporary art and astronomy.
Zoom on the solar oven
Explore this unique work in the world, the life and work of Padre Himalaya and the stages of reconstruction. On site, follow the presentation of experiments on the sun, solar energies and the fusion of metals with the furnace.
Open in July and August (groups all year round by reservation).
Entrance at reduced rate with the department's "Discovery Pass".
Information 06 42 45 29 19
Sorède, the capital of whips!
ESAT “Les Micocouliers” perpetuates ancestral know-how. Micocouliers woodworking dates back to the 13th century and attracts major brands in the luxury sector, as well as the Republican Guard. Today, people with disabilities continue to work this wood, which is very flexible and malleable. Main manufacturing includes horse riding whips and crops, hiking poles, and various sporting goods.
Come and meet a know-how unique in the world by visiting the whips factory... not to be missed!
The “Mas del Ca”, between leisure and relaxation…
A veritable green lung, here everything is done in complete osmosis with the surrounding nature. Oxygenate your muscles on the Fitness trail and your brain by visiting the Solar oven which is on its path. On the Orientation course (available in the “Carnet de Jeux en Pyrénées Méditerranée” at the price of €2 in our Tourist Offices), young and old will have fun looking for beacons hidden in the vegetation, before relaxing on the picnic area picnic, magnificent view of the plain to the sea included!
The Mas del Ca is also the kingdom of turtles thanks to the zoo The Valley of turtles ! It is devoted to these animals renowned for their longevity. Ranging from giant Galápagos to tiny tortoises, this is the only animal park where you can meet the entire vast family of tortoises! Take advantage of the daily activities to discover their way of life, their habits and their little secrets...
Alongside turtles, meet reptiles, leaping marmosets, meerkats rearing up on their hind legs and many other mammals and birds...
Come to their meet, they are waiting for you!
Wide angle on the Catalan Forge
On the road to the Happy Valley, this authentic forge dating from the XNUMXth century was used for a long time to produce iron. It used the natural resources of the Albères to exploit this material: mine, water and charcoal.
The site is only open as part of the summer discovery visits offered to you by the PASTOR association. Information at the Tourist Office on 04 48 98 00 04.
Hike or bike, put on your sneakers!
Sorède is an excellent starting point for exploring the Albères. Admire the landscapes offered by the Mediterranean forest, while discovering the remains of human activities.
For cycling enthusiasts, the recent opening of Eurovélo8 between Sorède and Argelès-sur-Mer makes it possible, along the foothills of the Albères, to reach the beaches of the Mediterranean… in complete safety!
Our selection of walks and hikes
Landscapes, heritage, past and present…
Accompanied by a passionate volunteer from the Soredan association PASTOR, it's the best way to (re)discover our treasures, sometimes natural, sometimes heritage!
During the summer, a rich program awaits you : Unusual visit of the village, of the Ermitage Notre-Dame du Château, walks and nature hikes with commentary, punctuated with stops in the most beautiful places...
New for 2024: The family walk “LEGENDS AND POPULAR TALES OF THE ALBERES”
Information at the Tourist Office on 04 48 98 00 04.
All year round, the app BALUDIK offers you the treasure hunt “Sorède, an unfinished journey through time! ".
Have fun, with family or friends, during this journey through time, which will make you discover the ancient trades of Sorède. Advance step by step and dive into the story!