8 days in Pyrenees-Orientales Itinerary

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Argeles-sur-Mer
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Villefranche-de-Conflent
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Argeles-sur-Mer — 4 nights

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. Jonqueres D'Oriola Vignobles has been added to your itinerary. Visit Château de Salses and Fort Saint-Elme for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Argeles-sur-Mer: Castillet (in Perpignan), Castelnou (Chateau de Castelnou & Village Medieval de Castelnou) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Ceret). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Collioure, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Argeles-sur-Mer attractions tool.

Beaune to Argeles-sur-Mer is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Beaune in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Argeles-sur-Mer, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Villefranche-de-Conflent.
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Villefranche-de-Conflent — 3 nights

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. Visit Fort Liberia and Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet in Ille-sur-Tet (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: Head underground at Grotte des Canalettes, stop by La Boutique du Champignon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, and see a world frozen in time at Village Abandonne de Comes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Villefranche-de-Conflent online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Villefranche-de-Conflent takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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