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Mont-Louis

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Mont-Louis - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales
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At an altitude of 1600 m, at the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees, and at the crossroads of Conflent, Capcir and Cerdanya, the town of Mont-Louis, founded in the 17th century in response to the order of King Louis to secure the area after the Treaty of the Pyrenees was signed in 1659, is the highest walled town in France! Built by Vauban, from 1679 to 1681, this ancient stronghold can also pride itself in being included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, because of Vauban's fortifications. Take a stroll and see the Porte de France, the ramparts, the Church of St Louis and the solar furnace dating from 1949. You can learn about how the furnace works on a guided tour.

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Mont-Louis

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.

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Mont-Louis
Mont-Louis
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Mont-Louis, aerial view
Mont-Louis, aerial view
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Mont-Louis Road covered in winter
Mont-Louis Road covered in winter
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Mont-Louis, sentry sentry
Mont-Louis, sentry sentry
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Mont-Louis, south entrance to the citadel
Mont-Louis, south entrance to the citadel
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Mont-Louis, its well convicts in the citadel
Mont-Louis, its well convicts in the citadel
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Mont-Louis, 1 solar cooker double-strength
Mont-Louis, 1 solar cooker double-strength
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Office Tourism Mont-Louis
Office Tourism Mont-Louis
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