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Near Prades, discover four of the " Most Beautiful Villages of France ": Eus, Evol, Mosset and Villefranche-de-Conflent. This label is a proof of quality and the desire to protect and to promote the rural holdings.


 

Discover the village of Evol : 19km from Prades, is a medieval hamlet with walls of schist and slate rooves, dominated by an ancient castle from the thirteenth century. Attractions : the reading-room of Ludovic Massé, the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions, the St Andrew Romanesque church and presbytery and the viscount's castle. Guided tours available.

Tel: 33 (0)4 68 97 08 62

 

 

Set out to discover Eus : 3km from Prades, is nestled on the mountainside. It was at one time fortified, and the village is now dominated by the imposing church from the eighteenth century, built on the old ruined castle. A pedestrianised village, it is pleasant to walk through its steep streets and to meet the artisans, artists and local producers. Attractions are the church of St Vincent at the top, the Romanesque chapel at the bottom. Guided tours available.
Tel: 33 (0)4 68 96 06 27 / Website here

 

 

Meet at Mosset : 12km from Prades in the valley of the Castellane river. Discover the narrow streets of this medieval village, the court of its castle and its natural curiosity : the pines that grew on the steeple of the church. Attractions : the Tower of Perfume, the church of St Julien and St Basel. Guided tours available.

Tel: 33 (0)4 68 05 38 32
Website here

 

 

 

Visit the city of Villefranche-de-Conflent : 6km from Prades, is a medieval town fortified by Vauban at the end of the seventeenth century and classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is one of the 50 most visited sites in France thanks to a unique architectural heritage : the ramparts, the St Jacques Romanesque church and its rich furnishings, and the narrow streets full of craft shops. Villefranche is protected from above by Fort Liberia, the two connected by a tunnel of 775 steps. Just across from Villefranche can be found 3 extensive sets of caves : the Small and Large Canalettes caves and the Préhisto-cave. Guided tours available
Tel: 33 (0)4 68 96 22 96 & 33 (0)4 68 96 10 78
Website here

 

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