Mont-Louis

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownMont-Louis
Insee code66117
Postcode66210
Latitude42.5080010
Longitude2.1226720
AltitudeFrom 1516 to 1608 meters
Surface0.39 km²
Population224 inhabitants
Density574 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelLa Cabanasse at 1.5 km (4 min)
Chief townPerpignan (at 80 km, 78 min)Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats at 2.8 km (7 min)
DepartmentPyrénées-OrientalesLa Llagonne at 3.8 km (7 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

At the heart of the Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees and at the junction of three valleys of Conflent east, Capcir and the valley of the Aude to the north and west Cerdanya, Mont-Louis is a stronghold established for scratch by Vauban in 1679. Mont-Louis and 11 other fortifications of Vauban are listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in July 2008.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The fortified town is one of the finest examples of military architecture of the 17th century, created by Vauban.
  • What to see: his city, his church or hike around the ramparts.
  • Information for the Tourist Office +33 4 68 04 21 97.
  • Learn about the history and architecture of 17th century military:
  • Guided tour of the citadel and the well of Convicts: daily except Sunday at 11h30 and 14h (off season), daily at 10:30 to 11:30 - 14h - 15h - 16h July 1 to August 31.
  • Village walk: every day except Sunday at 15:30 off-season and every day at 11.30 and 15.30 in July and August. The visit of the village is complementary to that of the citadel, it helps to understand how the settlement of a new town took place, how to trade and tourism in the city have developed over the centuries.
  • To understand solar energy and its impact on everyday life:
  • Guided tour of the solar oven: every day 10h - 11h - 14h - 15h - 16h (off season), start visiting every half hour in summer.
  • Information on +33 4 68 04 14 89.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Mont-Louis-la-Cabanasse
Information pointsTourist Office of Mont-Louis
MonumentsSolar Kiln of Mont-Louis

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • In June: Feast of St. John.
  • August 25: Feast of Saint Louis and cobla sardanes, and fireworks in the evening.
  • In October: Exhibition of hunting and fishing.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Yellow Train.
  • Walking on the sector and Lake Carlit Bouillouses.
  • Hot Springs.
  • ATV.
  • Ski resorts.
  • Caves.
  • Close the environmental education.
  • Parks animal (wild or domestic animals).
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Introduction to laser biathlonSports sensations33 €La Llagonne (2 km)
Horse ride in the mountainsNature and the outdoorsFrom 14 € to 23 €Matemale (8.3 km)
Foie gras duck & poultry farmLocal flavoursFreeErr (10.3 km)

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PHOTOS

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Mont-Louis Road covered in winterMont-Louis Road covered in winter
Mont-Louis, sentry sentryMont-Louis, sentry sentry
 
Mont-Louis, southern entrance to the citadelMont-Louis, southern entrance to the citadel
Mont-Louis, its well convicts in the citadelMont-Louis, its well convicts in the citadel
 
Mont-Louis, 1 solar cooker double-strengthMont-Louis, 1 solar cooker double-strength

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WEATHER

Thursday 23 October
Day
Night
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 24 October
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Min. 16°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 25 October
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Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Chaumière  
8.4
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
Nestled in the beautiful ski resort of Font-Romeu, La Chaumière welcomes you in the warm setting of a rustic cabin. A table, you will have the pleasure of enjoying traditional cuisine...
Located 6.5 km from Mont-Louis33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Luvintia  
10
  SPECIAL OFFER
Bourg-Madame
Just steps from the Spanish border, in the town of Bourg-Madame, Le Luvintia restaurant welcomes you in a neat and nicely decorated in warm colors. A delightful gastronomical halt to...
Located 16.6 km from Mont-Louis34 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 6 bedroomsL'Orri de Planès Gîte Auberge Ecologique    
9.5
Planès
The Orri de Planès is a unique family run eco-lodge that combines comfort, design and environmental consciousness with a friendly, international atmosphere. Located on the Trans-Pyrenees...
Located 2.3 km from Mont-Louis70 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLa Fontaine    
8.9
Olette
La Fontaine, in the Pyrenees National Park, is ideally situated between the sea and the mountains and is the perfect base for walkers and history lovers. There are 5 comfortable en-suite...
Located 13.2 km from Mont-LouisFrom 69 € to 84 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsAuberge Cal Xandera    
9
Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes
A 18th century farm in the heart Angoustrine the Catalan Pyrenees. For a quiet, getaway or vacation, Brigitte and Houccine welcome you to the authenticity and simplicity.
Located 14.1 km from Mont-Louis70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 6 personsSki et randonées au Cambre D'aze
Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats
 A Saint Pierre Dels Forcats (66210) 10 km of Font Romeu in a picturesque village, the Cambre d'Aze (Eyne and St Peter) family resort 300 meters from the slopes (mountain) space rented...
Located 1.7 km from Mont-LouisFrom 280 € to 450 € per week 
Chalet for 16 personsLe Refugi de l'Orri de Planès  
7.6
Planès
El Refugi is a self-catering hikers' lodge. It is set on the Trans-Pyrenees hiking trail (GR 10) in a new stone and wood building. It has a total capacity of 16 people. In the Refugi,...
Located 2.3 km from Mont-Louis1200 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsStudio cabine au pied des pistes
Bolquère
Beautiful studio cabin with tt on the slopes of the Pyrenees in 2000 - Font Romeu 66, comprising living room, sofa bed for 2 people, buffet and cabinets, TV and DVD player, washer,...
Located 5.3 km from Mont-Louis460 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
179 places over 7 haHuttopia Font-Romeu    
9.6
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via
Located in the south of France (Catalan Pyrénées), Huttopia Font-Romeu offers exceptional views to the mountains. The camping is situated in a forest, at the entrance to the village...
Located 5.8 km from Mont-Louis 
50 places over 6 haLe P'Tit Bonheur    
8.2
Escaro
Located in a remarkable preserved natural site, in the middle of the Regional Natural reserve of the Catalan Pyrenees, in full nature. Shaded sites in terraces, water level for the...
Located 15.8 km from Mont-LouisFrom 10 € to 15 € per day 

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HOTELS

Clos Cerdan - Hotel in Mont-LouisClos Cerdan    
6.9
Mont-Louis
Set near the fortifications of a famous city built by Vauban, Clos Cerdan is a hotel complex set in a stone building overlooking the nearby mountains. WiFi is available in the reception...
Located in Mont-LouisRoom from 54 €
Pierre & Vacances Pyrenees 2000 Le Séquoia - Hotel in Mont-LouisPierre & Vacances Pyrenees 2000 Le Séquoia     
8.8
Mont-Louis
This Pierre & Vacances Residence is located in the Pyrénées Orientales, just 300 metres from the resort centre. It offers apartments with a living area, a TV and a fully equipped kitchenette....
Located in Mont-Louis
Auberge La Fount - Hotel in Mont-LouisAuberge La Fount    
7.1
La Llagonne
Auberge La Fount is located in the mountain village of Llagonne, 6 km from Lake Matemale. It provides family-friendly hostel accommodation with views of Cambre d'Aze. Guest rooms at...
Located 2.1 km from Mont-Louis

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ibis Perpignan Centre
Located 750 metres from Perpignan Train Station and a 5-minute walk from the historical centre, this hotel offers a restaurant with a terrace and a 24-hour...
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