Villefranche de Conflent medieval city fortified by Vauban

Villefranche de Conflent is classified among the most beautiful villages of France at the foot of Mount Canigou, in an hour of Perpignan.

The medieval town of Villefranche was built in the 11th century to protect the surrounding valleys of invasions. In 1681, Vauban fortified the city by improving the walls. The underground "1000 steps" was built under Napoleon III. The proposed route begins with a visit to the city that will delve into the medieval atmosphere. Will continue with the visit of the ramparts, which will give an overview of the city. Will be completed by the Liberia fort which dominates the city. . the official website of Villefranche-de-Conflent

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Duration: 4 h.

The yellow train station

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The yellow train station

Entrance to the village

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Entrance to the village
At the exit of the car park, take a path along the railway to the village. The road serves fort Liberia and the city.

View of the village

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View of the village
The village has retained its medieval appearance.

Visit of the ramparts

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Visit of the ramparts
The visit of the ramparts takes 45 minutes.

Main entrance

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Main entrance
View of the main entrance to the city.

View of the fortifications

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View of the fortifications
View of the fortifications from the main entrance.

View of the ramparts

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View of the ramparts
View of the walls on the inside of the city.

Fort Liberia

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Fort Liberia
Fort Liberia can be accessed either by underground from the city, or by a path through the mountain.

Entrance to the fort

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Entrance to the fort
After 20 minutes of walk, you access to the entrance to the fort.

Visit of the fort

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Visit of the fort
Nice visit. Don’t miss it.

Fort Liberia

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Fort Liberia

Underground tunnel "thousand steps"

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Underground tunnel "thousand steps"
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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