The Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt: A Breathtaking Getaway Just Steps from Perpignan

Explore an unparalleled geological treasure, nestled just 30 minutes from Perpignan in the Pyrénées-Orientales. The Organs of Ille-sur-Têt, a protected and classified natural site, transport you to an enchanting and mysterious landscape. Immerse yourself in the heart of these extraordinary rock formations and let yourself be amazed by their breathtaking beauty.

Article from 06/26/2023

Fairy chimneys shaped by time

The Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt resemble fairy chimneys, rising from the earth in a lush setting. These rock formations, sculpted by the erosion of millions-year-old sedimentary rocks, provide a fascinating spectacle. They are often compared to the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia in Turkey. The desert-like landscape is a visual delight.

A Captivating Geological History

Classified since 1981 among natural monuments and picturesque sites, the Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt bear witness to an exceptional geological past. These columns of soft rock, sometimes several meters high, are the result of erosion patiently sculpted by rains over millions of years. The striations and scars on the rock give this landscape a rugged and fascinating appearance. This unique landscape in France continues to captivate visitors with its stunning beauty.

To explore this natural masterpiece, a stroll of about an hour awaits you. Well-laid scenic paths will guide you through the Orgues, allowing you to admire these spectacular rock formations up close. The visit will awaken your imagination and evoke intense emotions. Let yourself be captivated by the magical atmosphere that prevails in these places.

It is recommended to visit the Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt during the beautiful days of spring to enjoy a backdrop of a blue sky. In spring, the landscape is often green, and the temperatures are pleasant. However, in summer, when the climate becomes warmer, it is advisable to plan your visit early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the hottest hours. The sunsets at Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt offer a spectacular sight not to be missed.

Access to Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt is subject to regulations, and an entrance fee is required. The rate is 5 euros for adults, but discounts are offered for pass holders, teenagers aged 14 to 18, and children aged 10 to 13. Entry is free for children under 10. To fully enjoy your visit, bring sunscreen, water, and a hat, especially during the summer when temperatures can be high. Also, make sure to respect the environment by following the marked trails to preserve the fragility of this exceptional site.

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Full price: €5.00
Reduced rate: €4.00 (Inter Sites Pass, students...)
Child rate (10 to 13 years old inclusive): €3.50
Under 10 years old: Free

Dogs on a leash are allowed.
Payment methods: cash, checks, holiday vouchers, credit card.
The trail is not wheelchair accessible; access is possible but not recommended.


Les Orgues d'Ille sur Tet 
Chemin de Régleilles 
66130 Ille sur Tet

Tel: +33 4 68 84 13 13

Opening Hours:

  • January 3 to January 31: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • February 1 to March 31: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • April 1 to June 14: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • June 15 to September 14: 9:15 AM - 8:00 PM
  • September 15 to October 14: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • October 15 to November 14: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • November 15 to December 21: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM