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Cerdanya

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Cerdanya - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales
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Situated between Ariège, Andorra and Spain, at the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees Regional Nature Park, at 1200 m in altitude, Cerdanya is famous for its exceptional sunniness. Surrounded by majestic mountains, this green, light-filled high plateau is dotted with typical villages. The picturesque village of Llo is worth going out of your way to see, with its watchtower and bell tower wall. There is also the opportunity to enjoy the lovely thermal baths at Llo, with their hot, sulphurous water. The open air pools, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Turkish baths will delight those wishing to relax!

As Cerdanya enjoys around 300 days of sun a year – or nearly 2400 hours! – it is only natural that the solar furnace of Odeillo, in the commune of Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via, should be found here. With its immense parabolic mirror, this impressive solar furnace, commissioned in 1969, is one of the largest in the world! There is a permanent exhibition - Héliodyssée – dedicated to the world of solar energy here. Within the ramparts of the fortified town of Mont-Louis stands another solar furnace, the first of the double reflection type, built in 1949.

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Odeillo solar furnace (© Jean Espirat)
Odeillo solar furnace (© Jean Espirat)
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Odeillo solar furnace (© Jean Espirat)
Odeillo solar furnace (© Jean Espirat)
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