The Conflent or the valley of treasures
Longest valley of the Pyrénées Orientales, the Conflent Valley is home to many classified sites.
Among these, we find the beautiful 'Organs' of Ille sur Têt. Located in the village of Ille sur Têt, 38 kilometres from campsite Le Brasilia, these 'fairy chimneys' , as geologists like to call them, are the result of the erosion of sedimentary rocks.
At 55 km from Le Brasilia lies Eus, one of the most beautiful villages of France. Built on terraces against a hill, with on top a church resting on the foundations of an ancient citadel, Eus is also one of the sunniest villages of France. Its cobbled streets see every year thousands of visitors strolling by.
The Citadel of Mont Louis is also among the most important classified sites of the Conflent Valley. It is an hour and a half drive from Canet en Roussillon. Member of the network of major Vauban sites , this citadel is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, like ten other similar fortifications built by the most famous engineer of the 'Roi Soleil' (Louis XIV).
Designed to protect the borders of the French Kingdom against Spain, the Citadel of Mont Louis was built on 1,600 metres above sea level, making it the highest citadel in the country!
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