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Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole

The 36 Communes

City of Cabestany

Cabestany is located in the coastal plain of Roussillon, south-east of Perpignan and 10 minutes from the beaches of Canet. The name Cabestany comes from the Latin caput (head) and stagnum (water) which means "head of the pond".

The area of the municipality is 1,042 hectares and its altitude varies between 0 and 53 metres.

The story

Cabestany's agricultural land is mainly devoted to vines. Within the framework of its Local Urban Plan (2010), a green belt is intended to preserve part of the territory from the heavy urbanisation of the Roussillon plain.

Cabestany is known for its economic zones, its health centre, but also for the quality of its educational, cultural and sports facilities.



Number of inhabitants

The town of Cabestany has approximately 10,439 inhabitants. Its inhabitants are called Cabestanyencs.


The Master of Cabestany is the name given to an anonymous artist of the 12th century who created the tympanum that can be seen in the parish church. He left behind sculptural works of great value, traces of which can be found throughout Languedoc Roussillon, but also in Catalonia, Spain and Italy. The Romanesque Sculpture Centre presents the range of works attributed to him...