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  • Equipements de loisirs

    LE TRAIN JAUNE

    +33 4 68 05 41 02

    +33 4 68 05 41 02

  • Patrimoine culturel

    FORT LAGARDE

    Symbol of Royal power, the fortress looks down upon the fortified town, originally built to keep watch over the frontier. At the heart of the monument is a mediaeval signal tower, surrounded by a dungeon and reinforced by Vauban in 1686.

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 39 70 83

    +33 4 68 39 70 83

  • Patrimoine culturel

    FORT LIBERIA DE VILLEFRANCHE-DE-CONFLENT

    Perched above the town, this Fort dominates the town and was built by Vauban circa 1680 and reinforced by Napoleon III between 1850 and 1856. Visit: the rampart walk, counterscarp gallery, Chapel, bastions, bread oven, prison, the Fort’s museum that is connected to Villefranche-de-Conflent’s medieval city by a staircase that has 799 steps. It can be accessed on foot via an archaeological trail (20 min walk). There is a walkway for the most courageous or by 4 x 4. The Fort Liberia also houses an exhibition by the Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 96 34 01

    +33 4 68 96 34 01

  • Patrimoine culturel

    FORTERESSE DE SALSES

    Built by the Spanish at the end of the 15th century, the fortress was there to guard and block the border with France in the North of Spain.

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 38 60 13

    +33 4 68 38 60 13

  • Patrimoine culturel

    ABBAYE DE SAINT MICHEL DE CUIXA

    Located in a valley in the heart of Romanesque Conflent and at the foot of Canigou, the Abbey of Saint-Michel is an exceptional architectural ensemble that includes a large 10th Century pre-Romanesque church, a Romanesque-Lombard steeple, a marvelous 11th Century crypt and remains of a 12th century Romanesque cloister which is the first and largest one that is carved in Catalonia. Home to Benedictine monks since 878. Place of faith, culture and peace.

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 96 15 35

    +33 4 68 96 15 35

  • Patrimoine culturel

    MUSEE DE PREHISTOIRE DE TAUTAVEL

    The discovery of a 450,000 years old skull of a young adult Homo Erectus within the Caune Arago, has projected the village of Tautavel in the great adventure of human history. Tools, animals and human fossils, rocks found helped reconstruct their lifestyle. The Tautavel museum traces attractively through the most modern museum techniques a little-known period of prehistory, Paleolithic Age.

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 29 07 76

    +33 4 68 29 07 76

  • Patrimoine culturel

    CHATEAU MUSEE DE BELESTA

    The Castle-Museum is dedicated to recent prehistory. This archaeological treasure (unique in Europe) shows daily activities of Neolithic man.

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 84 55 55

    +33 4 68 84 55 55

  • Patrimoine culturel

    REMPARTS DE VILLEFRANCHE DE CONFLENT

    Founded in 1092 by Count Guillaume Raymond of Cerdanya, in a strategic Tet Valley barrier at the foot of Canigou, Villefranche de Conflent has kept its fortified enclosure intact, it was built from the 11th until the 19th century. A tour of the interior will enable one to appreciate the successive defensive systems' ingenuity. The city's strategic interest had already been recognized in the Middle Ages and was reinforced after the Pyrenees' Treaty (1659), Louis XIV instructed Vauban to complete Villefranche's defenses making it a stronghold.

    Website Mail contact 33 (0)4 68 05 87 05

    33 (0)4 68 05 87 05

  • Patrimoine culturel

    MAISON DU PATRIMOINE ET DE LA MEMOIRE ANDRE ABET

    Mail contact +33 4 68 39 55 75

    +33 4 68 39 55 75

  • Patrimoine culturel

    LA MANUFACTURE DU GRENAT

    The garnet manufacture in Prades has won many honors : 2003 craft prize, Mercure d'Or 2008, Living heritage Company, Quality tourism, South of France, French Origin Guaranteed. The town is the only center for such excellence in France and is listed in the Patrimoine Vivant. All those involved in making emblematic Catalan jewellery, from the lapidary who carves stone, to the jewellers who shape jewels and crimp garnets are represented. The guided tour starts at the Ecomuseum (historic tooling) and then proceeds to the manufacturing workshops to the restored mine (jewel history) and then ends in a retail center where works are exposed and sold.

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 96 21 03

    +33 4 68 96 21 03

  • Patrimoine culturel

    CREATION CATALANE

    Website Mail contact +33 4 68 54 08 68

    +33 4 68 54 08 68

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Tourism Office
20, rue du Docteur Carbonneil
66740 Laroque des Albères

Tél : 04 68 95 49 97
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July and august, monday to saturday
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sunday from 09:00am to 12:30am.