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Historical sites

 

In order to really understand this unique history, which is the starting point of understanding the Catalan Pyrenees today, the following landmarks, witnesses to their times and of changing societies, welcome you to share with you the treasures of an eventful past.

 

  • St Martin du Canigou Abbey

    Located on a promontory right at the heart of the Canigou massif overlooking the village of Casteil, the abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou was founded in 1005. Comprised of two churches built on top of...

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  • Liberia Fort

    Overlooking the town and watching over the Têt valley, the fort - built by Vauban in 1681 and reinforced under Napoleon III - awaits your visit in a perfect state of conservation. To reach it, the out...

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  • Mont-Louis

    The highest fortified town in France, the citadel of Mont-Louis was designed by Vauban and built between 1679 and 1681. It sits at an altitude of 1600 metres where the roads going east towards the Rou...

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  • Remparts de Villefranche-de-Conflent

    Dès sa fondation, la ville se protège derrière ses remparts. La muraille est exceptionnelle car Vauban l’a doublée en superposant deux niveaux de chemins de ronde couverts, dispositif unique dans ...

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  • Villefranche-de-Conflent

    Located at the entrance to the deep Têt valley, Villefranche-de-Conflent has been a fortified site since the 11th century. In order to strengthen the village’s defences, Vauban developed the mediaeval...

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