In the footsteps of Vauban in Cerdagne
Not even 60 km west of campsite Le Brasilia and the beach resort of Canet en Roussillon lies the small village of Villefranche de Conflent. Member of the association of most beautiful villages of France, Villefranche de Conflent is above all a fortified city belonging to the network of the major sites of Vauban and as such listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Fort Liberia, overlooking Villefranche de Conflent, is a jewel of military architecture from the 17th century. You can access it from the village via an underground staircase with 734 steps ...
Villefranche de Conflent is also known as the starting point of the Small Yellow Train, one of the most famous tourist attractions of the Pyrénées Orientales. It connects Villefranche to Latour de Carol after a winding, but very spectacular trip of 63 kilometres. In total, 22 stations are served by the Small Yellow Train, one of them is Bolquère, the highest train station in France, constructed at 1 593 metres above sea level...
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