Villefranche-de-Conflent

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TownVillefranche-de-Conflent
Insee code66223
Postcode66500
Latitude42.5867540
Longitude2.3665250
AltitudeFrom 390 to 1395 meters
Surface4.46 km²
Population240 inhabitants
Density53 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelCorneilla-de-Conflent at 2.6 km
Chief townPerpignan (at 53 km, 56 min)Fuilla at 2.7 km
DepartmentPyrénées-OrientalesConat at 3 km
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Villefranche-de-Conflent is located at the confluence of three rivers that are the Tet, the Cady and Rotja. The city was built in 1092 by the Count of Cerdanya, William Raymond, and it is this same year was given permission by the Bishop of Elne to build the church of St Jacques.

In 1095 the city was called Villa Franca. Tax liens prompted many artisans to move here: weavers, tanners, weavers, masons, and traders.

In 1681, Vauban built Fort Liberia and recasts Villefranche, enhances the ramparts, built a barracks, a hospital, a bastion, and magazines, and demolition of the Franciscan convent in the Faubourg.

During the reign of Louis XVI, driveway gates are replaced by large doors in pink marble from Villefranche, and drawbridges.

In the 19th century, Napoleon is the third major works including underground called "1000 steps" to access the high Liberia (775 steps) from the bridge St Peter, Bridge to the 12th century.

The village has recently registered in UNESCO World Heritage site and part of the Vauban Circuit.

Villefranche contains within it many shops as well as artisans (traditional bakery, pottery, leather cutters, goldsmiths, and manufacture of witches).


SIGHTSEEING

The ramparts of the city.

The Romanesque church of the 12th century porch and pink marble.

Bridge St Pierre.

Streets St Jacques and St John with their beautiful homes, some of which date from the Middle Ages.

Visits to caves Canalettes 300 meters from the village.

The fort Liberia.

Start the Little Yellow Train to Villefranche-de-Conflent.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Villefranche-Vernet-les-Bains
Leisure centresCaves of the Canalettes
MonumentsFort Libéria

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Not far from Villefranche-de-Conflent:

The Abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigou in management Vernet-les-Bains (8 km).

The cloister of Saint-Michel de Cuxa near Prades.

The altarpiece of the church of Prades.

Visit mines Escaro (10 km).

Hot baths of St. Thomas 1/2h 'Font-Romeu.

Col de Jau and his view on the plain of Roussillon.

And hiking to reach the peak of Canigou.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Horse ride in the mountainsNature and the outdoorsFrom 14 € to 23 €Matemale (21 km)
Introduction to laser biathlonSports sensations33 €La Llagonne (21 km)
Rafting, hydrospeed or canoe-raft in AudeSports sensationsFrom 30 € to 40 €Axat (26 km)

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PHOTOS

The city and its wallsThe city and its walls
 
Rue de VillefrancheRue de Villefranche
External WallsExternal Walls
 
Porte de FrancePorte de France
Input Pont St PierreInput Pont St Pierre
 
Port of SpainPort of Spain
EchauguetteEchauguette
 
Rue Saint-JeanRue Saint-Jean

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WEATHER

Saturday 20 September
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Min. 14°C - Max. 27°C
Sunday 21 September
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Min. 13°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 22 September
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Min. 13°C - Max. 19°C

RESTAURANTS

 
European restaurantBistrot Le Cortal  
9.4
Vernet-les-Bains
Bistrot Le Cortal, recently renovated, is an old stable situated in the historic old town of Vernet, at the foot of the Canigou mountain, 40 minutes from Perpignan. We offer pierrades...
Located 4.6 km from Villefranche-de-Conflent18 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHostellerie du Grand Duc
Gincla
At the heart of Cathar country, the Hostellerie du Grand Duc welcomes you in a mansion dating from 1780. For 33 years, the family Bruchet invites you to enjoy regional cuisine, both...
Located 19.8 km from Villefranche-de-Conflent39 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 4 bedroomsVilla with 4 bedrooms    
10
Villefranche-de-Conflent
The ramparts of Villefranche de Confluent, Mireille and Esteban welcome you at Casa Penalolen in a charming house. Very cozy and comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated lounge is...
Located in Villefranche-de-Conflent80 € the double room 
Manor house with 3 bedroomsVilla Delphina    
9.7
Vernet-les-Bains
In the midst of an old park of 4000 m ² walled we welcome you in our charming 1900 Canigou foot in the small Catalan village of Vernet les Bains in the Pyrenees Orientales. Three rooms...
Located 4.5 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentFrom 75 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLes 2 lions    
9.2
Vernet-les-Bains
We offer bed and breakfast accommodation in the charm and beauty of our recently renovated 200 year-old country house. Once owned by the Countess Hortensia de la Primesautiere who was...
Located 4.7 km from Villefranche-de-Conflent60 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartements Ria Sirach  
9.2
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Prades
Newly renovated apartment - Halfway between mountains and the sea-an ideal place for your holiday-decorated beautifully - with 5 star ratings on TripAdvisor. Your hosts will do their...
Located 3.2 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentFrom 350 € to 595 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsAppartement Sirach  
10
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Prades
Tastefully decorated apartment in an old building located in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
Located 3.3 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentFrom 295 € to 595 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsGîte residence ' le soleil '  
9.6
Vernet-les-Bains
Apartment T2 44 sqm 2nd floor terrace with a garden to enjoy the sun and beautiful views of the Canigou. Residence very quiet, green area with courtyard and private parking. Possibility...
Located 4.2 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentFrom 195 € to 325 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
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 7.4 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentFrom 10 € to 15 € per day 
150 places over 4,5 haCamping du Riuferrer    
9.4
Arles-sur-Tech
Situated between sea, mountains and Spain, close to the spas of Amelie-les-Bains, the site of Riuferrer welcomes you near the river, in a natural setting and a family atmosphere.
Located 26 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentFrom 11.50 € to 15 € per day 
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 27 km from Villefranche-de-Conflent 

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HOTELS

Les Balcons du Canigou - Hotel in Villefranche-de-ConflentLes Balcons du Canigou    
8
Vernet-les-Bains
Well located in the touristic village of Vernet-les-Bains, in the heart of the Pyrenees Orientales, and at the foot of Canigou Massif, the Residence Les Balcons du Canigou is an ideal...
Located 4 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentRoom from 32 €
Hotel Le Mas Fleuri - Hotel in Villefranche-de-ConflentHotel Le Mas Fleuri    
8
Vernet-les-Bains
Located in the town of Vernet-Les-Bains, surrounded by mountains, this property sits in a large peaceful garden with outdoor pool and century trees. It offers quiet accommodations with...
Located 4.4 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentRoom from 44 €
Logis Hotel Princess - Hotel in Villefranche-de-ConflentLogis Hotel Princess     
8.3
Vernet-les-Bains
Hotel Princess is situated in the Pyrénées town of Vernet-Les-Bains at the foot of Mont Canigou and its Abbaye Saint-Martin du Canigou. It is located between the sea and mountains....
Located 4.7 km from Villefranche-de-ConflentRoom from 65 €

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Appart'City Perpignan
Located in the centre of Perpignan, Appart'City Perpignan offers self-catering accommodation just 15 km from the beach. Free wired internet is available...
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Résidence Le Pic de l'Ours
Located in Font-Romeu, Résidence Le Pic de l'Ours offers self-catering accommodation in a residence with swimming pool, sauna...
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