Get to know Argelès-sur-Mer

 

Would you really like to get to know Argelès-sur-Mer? Its history? Legends? Join one of the thematic,  guided walks organized by the Casa de Albera for the past ten years – it could give you a totally new perspective on the pretty seaside village.

« Argelès, ancienne cité royale »
Stroll  the streets of the old centre, discover the history of the town since  the Middle Ages, follow the old ramparts, visit the church and its treasures and climb to the top of the tower to enjoy the unique view of the Plaine du Roussillon. Duration: approximately 1 hour and a half.
« Raconte-moi la plage »
Most visitors to Argeles-sur-Mer are attracted by its beaches, but few know the actual origin of the seaside resort. In fact, for many centuries, this part of the coast was believed to be insalubrious and dangerous. The  situation changed radically in the 1870s with the establishment of the first settlements, the installation of a French army camp, and the arrival of the first campers.
During the Second World War, the creation of a refugee camp for those fleeing the Franco regime in Spain, then German occupation, halted development of the beach.
During this trip, through photos and old postcards, you will see the impressive evolution of this part of the region over the past 150 years.
Duration: about 2 hours.

« Nous sommes en 1344 »
The kingdom of Majorca is coming to an end. The army of Pierre IV, King of Aragon, has just crossed the border at Le Perthus, heading for Argeles. The  Argeles garrison is preparing to defend itself against siege. On May 23, the town is surrounded by the Aragonese. The standoff between besiegers and besieged begin …
Based on the day by day diary of Pierre of Aragon,  discover one of the great pages of argelesienne history argelesienne.
Duration: approximately 1 hour and a half.

Other themed tours……

« L’Albera, terre de légendes »
« Paroles de femmes »

More info
Casa de l’Albera / Maison du Patrimoine
4, place des Castellans
Argelès-sur-Mer Infos.
04 68 81 42 74 / b.verhille@ville-argelessurmer.fr
4 euros per person (free for children under 13 accompanied by their parents). 3 euros per person for groups (from 10 people).
These tours are given the summer but also all year on reservation.

 

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