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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Castelnou - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Under no circumstances should you leave the Pyrénées-Orientales until you have paid a little visit to Castelnou. Superbly preserved, this medieval village is worth a detour for many reasons! Lying at the foot of a feudal castle, the former capital of the viscountcy of Vallespir invites its visitors to travel in time...

Once they have stepped through the monumental Caselnou door, lovers of old buildings can only be amazed by the harmony found in this fabulous village. Picturesque little streets bedecked with flowers and lined with stone houses, the remains of ramparts interspersed with towers, the 10th-century viscount's castle, and art and craft shops make the walk a real enchantment...

Beyond the fortified enclosure is the Church of St Mary of Mercadal (Sainte-Marie du Mercadal), which has furniture from the baroque period.

Additional information

Sa situation géographique, son histoire, ses traditions, ses spécialités gastronomiques.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter sightseeing flight
Sports sensations50 € to 140 € Perpignan

Places of interest



Village Castelnou
Village Castelnou
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