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Villefranche de Conflent, Languedoc Roussillon - Mountains, Markets and Medieval Masterpieces

Home to medieval villages such as Evol and Eus (officially two of the most beautiful villages in France) and the fortified towns of Villefranche and Mont Louis, this region stretches from the Mediterranean beaches to the Pyrenean mountains, with fabulous scenery, a wide range of walks as well as a range of activities for all the family – from sailing, scuba-diving and fishing to outdoor activity parks, spa baths and skiing.

Take the Little Yellow Train from Villefranche or Olette and sit in the open carriages as it winds its way uphill to the highest train station in Europe. Enjoy early croissants in a local bar or sample traditional Catalan cuisine in typical family-run restaurants. Sample local specialities such as Crema Catalana (a rich creamy dessert) or Butifarra (a tangy sausage), or drop into local producers of honey.

Don’t miss the huge market at Prades (every Tuesday morning) for fabulous local delicacies, handicrafts and bargain fabrics or simply sit at a bar in the square and enjoy the spectacle! If your visit is in May/June, take advantage of the cherry harvest by buying from local roadside sellers or check out the cherry festival in Ceres.

For the adventurous, Mont Canigou – the so-called “Catalan magic mountain” - can be climbed from mid-May by landrover / 4x4 or two hours on foot.

If history is your passion, then don’t miss Villefranche-de-Conflent - an historic walled town built by Louis Vauban in the 17th century; Fort Liberia looks down on the fortified town and there is a connecting tunnel between the two. If your visit is around the start of Lent, then enjoy Villefranche’s Mardi Gras parade with its huge papier-mâché figures and local fair. On Good Friday, there is also a huge parade of cloaked and hooded figures through Perpignan, although young children may find this rather intimidating.

Looking for something more “scientific”? Then head to the 'Fort Solar' near Mont Louis, one of the largest solar-powered electricity stations in Europe, with its own visitor centre.

All-round great family days out can be enjoyed at the high-ropes and white water courses in Marquixanes. Further afield, explore the fort at Salses constructed in the 15th century or the fortified city of Carcassonne in Cathar country - but wear comfortable footwear (its uphill from the car parks!) and be prepared for crowds during the peak holiday seasons. Take a full-day trip to Barcelona or Gerona for fabulous shops and architecture.

To round off the day, pamper yourself at the spa baths at St Thomas les Bains (near Fontpedrouse) where you can relax in the spa pools, steam away your cares in the Turkish baths or submit to the tender ministrations of the masseurs and beauty therapists, who use a full range of herbal and natural products.

Finally, a few words of Catalan can go a long way – “si us plau” (please), “gràcies (thank you), “hola” (hello), “adéu” (goodbye) and – when all else fail (!) - “parla engonals?” (do you speak English?).

Written by Peter Newell - Owner of Property 92220 in Villefranche de Conflent, France

    • 5 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    House #6893386
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      • 1 BR
      • Separate Toilet
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      House #1524164a
        • 1 BR
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 2
        House #1525106a
          • 2 BR
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 4
          House #1524473a
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (21 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Apartment #1406086
            21
            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Villa #8025391
              10
              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Villa #63396
                12
                Viewed 207 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #733337
                  8
                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (13 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Villa #8002874
                    13
                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Apartment #1373251a
                      15
                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #1449049a
                        6
                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (9 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #2392102
                          9
                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (13 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            House #98604
                            13
                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (7 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 4
                              House #6360449
                              7
                              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (33 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #1189131a
                                33
                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (6 reviews)
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Villa #6111932
                                  6
                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (5 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #13378
                                    5
                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #1461499a
                                      5
                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (8 reviews)
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                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #1456011a
                                        8
                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (21 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #1025028a
                                          21
                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (21 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Chalet #611987a
                                            21
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              House #1230109a
                                              2
                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                • Studio
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Studio #1143267a
                                                10
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Chalet #608810a
                                                  10
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #6826339
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (33 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      Apartment #1312749a
                                                      33
                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Studio #569691a
                                                        4
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Apartment #1279094a
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                            • Studio
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1640704
                                                            6
                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Apartment #1469772a
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                House #14097
                                                                15
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #1819443
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Chalet #601294a
                                                                    5
                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #625855a
                                                                      17
                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                        • Studio
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #1333347a
                                                                        11
                                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Villa #1985016
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Chalet #1403978a
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (26 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Chalet #536628a
                                                                              26
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #1158081a
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #1783904
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Cottage #639367a
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (37 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Chalet #599938a
                                                                                      37
                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Apartment #1113505a
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Chalet #1990379
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (26 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #6133038
                                                                                            26
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Apartment #1982086
                                                                                              12
                                                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                House #53876
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  House #800333
                                                                                                  16
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #1403965a
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #1154850
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent benefits, vert good amenities,ideal geographical location, vers good advices for arrival, installation, and stay.THANKS
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Large well equiped villa in a perfect location to explore the Pyrenee's.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay in this lovingly renovated villa with it's various seating area's to avoid the heat of the sun.The 2 five star attractions of this villa are the kitchen/balcony area and the pool so a direct connection between the two via a small additional staircase would make this property just about perfect. Many thanks to Angela for her prompt reply's to my questions.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017