6 days in Pyrenees-Orientales Itinerary

6 days in Pyrenees-Orientales Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Villefranche-de-Conflent
— 1 night
2
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 4 nights

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Villefranche-de-Conflent

Villefranche-de-Conflent ©
Villefranche-de-Conflent is historically a town in the Conflent region of Catalonia, and now a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyLocalityVillefranche-de-Conflent is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.The town's confined site, at about 440 m above sea level, is relatively level ground surrounded by the northeast-flowing river Têt (on the town's west and north), the Cady, which flows north to empty into the Têt (on the east), and a peak (at nearly 800 m), less than 800 m away (on the south).TransportRoadsThe N116 from Perpignan on the Mediterranean passes, as a two-lane highway, between the southern town wall and an embankment cut into the high ground to the south; this route continues west into the adjacent Cerdagne region.Train The town's train station starts and ends the route of the scenic Yellow train. On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent, then steep yourself in history at Fort Liberia, then look for all kinds of wild species at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Canalettes, then boost your wellbeing at Thermes de Vernet Les Bains, and finally explore the striking landscape at Roc Cornut.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Villefranche-de-Conflent day trip website.

Barcelona, Spain to Villefranche-de-Conflent is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Villefranche-de-Conflent

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Thermes de Vernet Les Bains, Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Roc Cornut
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Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent ©
Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent
Grotte des Canalettes ©
Grotte des Canalettes
Fort Liberia ©
Fort Liberia

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Argeles-sur-Mer

Argeles-sur-Mer ©
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillet (in Perpignan), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Ceret) and Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau). There's much more to do: walk around Promenade du Front de Mer, get in on the family fun at Luna Park, identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, and contemplate the long history of Cathedrale St-Jean.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Collioure, Perpignan, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Gorges de la Fou, Chateau de Laroque des Alberes
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Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses
Chateau Royale de Collioure ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure
Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean