Calling all heritage lovers and history buffs! You cannot pass by Villefranche-de-Conflent without a stop! Indeed, the town, fortified by Vauban, is today one of the most beautiful villages in France and not just because it has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the fortifications of Vauban: the ramparts, Fort Libéria and the Cova Bastera cave.
From the 1000-step climb through the tunnel to the fort, to the discovery of the ramparts and their accompanying legends and a visit to the cave, La Cova Bastera, Villefranche-de-Conflent offers a unique journey to the depths of history. Numerous artisans flock to these attractions during the summer months, contributing to the charm.
Near Villefranche-de-Conflent you can also visit Vernet-les-Bains, one of Conflent’s thermal spas and a charming village, situated at the foot of the Canigou. Villefranche-de-Conflent is also the departure point of the famous Yellow Train, a true symbol of Catalonia.