8 days in Pyrenees-Orientales Itinerary

8 days in Pyrenees-Orientales Itinerary

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

Formiguères is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.Its inhabitants are called Formiguérois.GeographyFormiguères is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Four Solaire, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac des Bouillouses, then make a trip to Fort Mont Louis, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc animalier des Angles.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Formigueres travel planner.

Marseille to Formigueres is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Villefranche-de-Conflent.

Things to do in Formigueres

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Tour et Remparts., take in the dramatic natural features at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise des Carmes, then examine the collection at Musee de la Mine, and finally get outside with Gorges de Caranca. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, Head underground at Grotte des Canalettes, then contemplate the long history of Fort Liberia, then don't miss a visit to Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent, and finally stop by La Boutique du Champignon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Villefranche-de-Conflent tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Formigueres to Villefranche-de-Conflent takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Villefranche-de-Conflent

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Argeles-sur-Mer: Castillet (in Perpignan), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Ceret) and Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau). And it doesn't end there: walk around Promenade du Front de Mer, find something for the whole family at Aqualand Saint-Cyprien, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale St-Jean, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gorges de la Fou.

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You can drive from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Argeles-sur-Mer in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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