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Top Choice Natural Feature in Vallée de la Têt

Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt

These rock formations must be one of the most striking geological wonders in Occitanie, though they have remained well under the tourist radar. They consist of clusters of fairy chimneys that were formed when erosio…
Fort in Villefranche-de-Conflent

Fort Liberia

Villefranche’s mighty fort dominates the skyline above town. Built by Vauban in 1681, it was heavily refortified by Napoléon III between 1850 and 1856. You can wander around its corner turrets and battlements, as we…
Village in Vallée de la Têt

Eus

Travelling around the Têt Valley, it's well worth visiting the hilltop village of Eus, 12km northeast of Villefranche-de-Conflent. The approach to the village along a quiet road through the vineyards is very scenic.…
Catalan in Villefranche-de-Conflent

La Senyera

Only seasonal, local produce is used by chef Julien Blaya inside the arched stone walls of this cosy wood-beamed, peach-hued restaurant: suckling pig, milk-fed veal, lamb, duck, seafood, vegetables, fruits, jams and…
Historic Site in Villefranche-de-Conflent

Ramparts

It’s still possible to walk along many of Villefranche’s ramparts. Built in stages between the 11th and 19th centuries, they have survived remarkably intact. Plunging valley views extend through arrow slits and mach…