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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. Visit Château de Salses and Village Medieval de Castelnou for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Argeles-sur-Mer: Chateau de Castelnou (in Castelnou), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Ceret) and Castillet (in Perpignan). There's still lots to do: stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, don't miss a visit to Fort Saint-Elme, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Collioure.

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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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Argeles-sur-Mer, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car 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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Liberia and Village Abandonne de Comes. Take a break from Villefranche-de-Conflent with a short trip to Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet in Ille-sur-Tet, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Grotte des Canalettes, admire the landmark architecture of Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, stop by La Boutique du Champignon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Jaume de Vilafranca del Conflent.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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