Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban designed a new fort at the crossroads of the Conflent, Capcir and Cerdagne to defend the border. Named after King Louis X1V, it is said that he chose the position of Mont Louis based on the good health and fine teeth of the inhabitants of nearby villages!
Today we’re heading up to the cooler air of the Conflent region, land of contrast, rich in culture and history, from its snowy peaks, wild, mountainous terrain and stunning lakes, to its many pretty and peaceful villages.
The beautiful castle in the heart of the Albères is said to be haunted by the ghost of a British spy
Baludik – a new app to get the most out of your visit to Argelès sur Mer
Even in the height of summer, with 6km of fine sandy beaches, Saint Cyprien is a must for paddlers and sun seekers. But don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s all about the beach…
With Canigou at its back and the River Tech in front, the views all around the fortified medieval town of Prats de Mollo are stunning. But it was not merely built for the view!
Le Racou – shabby chic, pretty creeks… take a peek! Who doesn’t love this beach just south of Argelès port?
Think Argelès, think Saint Cyprien, think Canet…..and we immediately think beach and port. But what about the villages?
Get out and about this summer with an electric scooter in Perpignan and Le Barcarès.
With quaint, cobbled streets, pretty squares, lively shops, restaurants, and bars, and art and music museums, there is certainly enough temptation to hang around the town, but there is plenty going on around and about too.