The Languedoc region of southern France boasts an exceptionally opulent heritage amidst a mixture of the Mediterranean sea and mountains, beaches and lakes, wine-growing and farming. Here, all the charms of the South are laid out before you.
Creation, Cubism and Passion
The museum of Modern Art houses a permanent collection of works by artists who had lived in Céret: Brune, Chagall, Dali, Dufy, Gris, Herbin, Manolo, Maillol, Matisse, Miro, Picasso...
Céret is a nice traditional village.
Villefranche de Conflent :
Undamaged fortified walls
The city was founded in 1090. It was the capital of the Conflent and today it is still a superb monument made of pink marble.
Coullioure is a very nice port
With the Royal Castle (XIII th to XVII th centuries). It was built originally a prehistoric oppidum and was the former residence of Kings of Aragon and Majorca.
In the footsteps of Fauvism
In May 1905, Matisse und Derain discovered Collioure; and from their walks, “Fauvism” was born.
One of the most beautiful villages in France
Set in the Aspres region, the 10th century, medieval castle was built as a military and administrative centre for the viscounty of Vallespir.
Eglise & Prieuré
Prats de Mollo :
Birthplace of Catalan resistance
Remarkable features of its heritage include the ramparts, the Gothic church with its Baroque altar, the old Medieval quarter, Fort Lagarde and the Nature Reserve.
Arles sur Tech :
The protecting Saints from the East
In the heart of the Vallespir district, the Romanesque town of Arles-sur-Tech boasts the most ancient Benedictine abbey established in Catalonia (778).
Light of the flourishing Middle Ages
Situated in the heart of the Aspres region, the Priory, founded in the XIth century, represents one of the most important examples of the European Romanesque sculpture. Its cloister and its famous Bishop’s tribune carved out of pink marble
Prieuré de Marcevol :
The purity of Romanesque art
The Priory at Marcevols, benefiting from its exceptional view of the Canigou, has been a pilgrimage site for the cult of the Virgin for many centuries.
Les Orgues d’Illes :
When Nature is an artist
The Mont Canigou surveys the natural site of the organs from the great height. Water has eroded this unique scenery into a symphony of colours and shapes in clays deposited for 5 million years.
Les Grandes Canalettes :
An exceptional musical entertaiment of “son et lumière” (sound an lights) makes this cave one of the most visited site in the region.
Gorges de la Fou :
Abreathtaking pass which is a unique geological formation. A fault in therock, about 200m deep, with a succession of caves and waterfalls.
Château de Salses :
A breathtaking pass which is a unique geological formation. A fault in therock, about 200m deep, with a succession of caves and waterfalls.
The fishermen village of Canet, the wonderful lake „les Bouillouses”, the gorges of Galamus, the Madeloc tower, the sacred mount “le Canigou”, the fortresses of Peyrepertusse and Quéribus, and they are a lot of other magnificent sites to visit in the region… More information will with pleasure at the reception of the campsite given.