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At 6km from Prades, Villefranche-de-Conflent is a medieval town fortified by Vauban which 3 sites classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.


 

Villefranche-de-Conflent city walls

First built during Middle Age, Villefranche-de-Conflent city walls were deeply transformed by Vauban in 1669 for the king Louis XIV. In an amazing place, protected from the sun and the rain, explore the inside of the city's fortification !

Tourism Office of Villefranche-de-Conflent 
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Website of Villefranche-de-Conflent city walls

 

 

The Fort Libéria

Set high up like a sentry overlooking Villefranche, Fort Libéria is open to exploration. Outstanding monument built by Vauban in 1681, fortified under Napoleon III (1850 - 1856). In an incomparable surrounding, you can pace the covered way, imagine soldiers waiting in ambush in the galleries of contrescarp and meet the vilainous female poisoners locked away in some underground dungeons. Others sights: Chapel, bastions, origanal bakery, canons, archelogical and potholing museum...

The Fort libéria
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Website Fort Libéria

 

 

Fortified Cave Costa Bastera 

Prehisto-cave also registered in the UNESCO World Heritage, is one of three Canalettes’ caves on the municipality of Villefranche-de-Conflent direction Vernet-les-Bains. You will find out, inside the cave, an Artwork history video of Vauban and many other surprises!

 


 

Nearby : The famous centenary tren of Catalan Pyrenees, the Yellow Tren and the caves with concretions of the little and big Canaletes.

 

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