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UNESCO

unesco cerdagne

The citadel of Mont-Louis and the fortified town of Villefranche-de-Conflent are classified as UNESCO World Partimoine within the network of the major sites Vauban. The yellow train is not registered in UNESCO, but the subject of an application for this prestigious label.
Then add these sights program your holiday in the Pyrenees Orientales.


CITADELLE DE MONT-LOUIS

Mont_Louis en montgolfières

The highest fortified town in France welcomes you to 1600 m altitude. Build at the end of the fourteenth century at the request of Louis XIV. It is now classified by UNESCO in the framework of the Network of Major Vauban Sites.


VILLEFRANCHE DE CONFLENT

Villefranche Conflent en montgolfières

Medieval town whose origins date back to the eleventh century, Villefranche-de-Conflent is now ranked among the most beautiful villages of France and one of 14 sites most of the work of Vauban.


LE TRAIN JAUNE

train jeune en montgolfières

The yellow train is not listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, but there are claims. For many years he been a candidate for this prestigious label. Built at the beginning of the century, the railway line of the Yellow Train's mission was to link the highlands to the rest of the Catalan Pyrénées-Orientales. Today it has become the symbol of the Catalan Pyrenees. Its sinuous from village to village offers exceptional views of the peaks of the Pyrenees Orientales.




DES MUSÉES

musees cerdagne

Awaken your senses to museums bees or Art Center Cotemporain Bourg-Madame and discover the secrets and know-how specific to the Catalan mountains Granite Museum or the Museum Cal Mateu.


ESPACE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

art-contemporain

Situated on Place Catalunya in Bourg-Madame, the contemporary art space offers exhibitions of paintings and sculptures by famous artists.


FERME DU CAMBRE D'AZE

ferme et montgolfières

Discover a real farm and mountain Olivier Evelyne Gaurenne, farmers welcome you to visit free daily from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 18h30 in July and August.


MUSÉE DE CERDAGNE

musée de cerdagne montgolfières

Place of memory, the farm Cal Mateu is a beautiful architectural example, it reflects local history. Born with the border it is through history that goes attaching part of the Cerdagne the French state. The museum currently has temporary exhibitions that evoke a different way the multiple facets of the mountain Cerdagne. His garden, a place to live and enjoy the honors of old gardens and vineyards (the highest in Europe).


MUSÉE DES ABEILLES

musée des abeilles montgolfières

You will discover two hives live at work, all equipment necessary to queen rearing and production of royal jelly and pollen. You can enjoy all the products of the hive and also all the sweets with honey (candy, nougat, jam).




NATURE

nature cerdagne


LE LAC DES BOUILLOUSES

bouillouses en montgolfière

Bouillouses Lake and its surroundings are a natural site and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Pyrenees-Orientales, popular for hiking. An impressive dam was built there in the early twentieth century to regulate the flow of Tet and provide electricity to run the yellow train through hydroelectric dedicated to him. The lunar landscape and the multitude of small lakes around the path leading to the summit of the peak Carlit are all the charm of the site.


LE CHAOS DE TARGASSONNE

targasonne en montgolfières

Located halfway between Dorres and Font-Romeu, chaos Targassonne offers a landscape of hundreds of granite blocks laid on a slope at 1500 m of altitude, facing south. From this viewpoint the view extends over the vast mountain chain opposite to the Puigmal. This is in chaos as masons and Dorres Angoustrine levied granite they cut up on site as required.


GROTTE DE FONTRABIOUSE

grotte de fontrabiouse  montgolfières

Located in a unique environment, near a typical mountain village and pristine cave Fontrabiouse invites you to discover the underground environment through a comfortable designed on two levels.

PARC ANIMALIER DES ANGLES

parc animalier des Angles montgolfières

This wildlife park is located on the site of the Pla del Mir Angles, browsing trails for all animals will discover specific Pyrenean fauna that lived at one time or another in the Pyrenees: Those who have disappeared ever, those at risk of extinction, those returning and those who have lived there since time immemorial. You will be able to meet your walking tour visiting the brown bear, wolf, wild boar, deer, roe deer, mouflon, chamois, marmots, ibex, bison, reindeer ...




THE THERMAL WATERS

eau thermal

The thermal springs of Llo, Dorres and Saint-Thomas-les-Bains in the Catalan Pyrenees are an ideal destination to recharge your energy. So take a vacation and come to pause welfare in the Pyrénées-Orientales.


BAINS DE LLO

source des eaux thermales montgolfière

The Segre's Gorges host a place for relaxation naturally. Nestled between mountain and river, the Baths of Llo took place around one of the natural hot springs of the Pyrenees-Orientales.


BAINS DE DORRES

source des eaux thermales montgolfières

Edified outdoors among trees with a breathtaking panorama of the peaks are Pyrénées-Orientales, baths Dorres offer nature lovers and water, a moment of rest and relaxation. For all time, it is nice to dive into the water to 38 ° of two outdoor pools. The temperature of the water of any isolated cold of the ambient air. In the bath, the feeling of warmth persists for a few minutes.


BAINS DE SAINT THOMAS

source eaux thermales montgolfières

This water is cooled in a technical advance-art, using heat exchangers, so no mixing with cold water. It is thus possible to vary the temperature of the supplied water and adapting to climate conditions. Generally 36 ° C in summer and 38 ° C in winter. This exceptional water naturally used has an analgesic, relaxant, anti-allergic and healing.




HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE

abbayes pyrénées-orientales montgolfière


ABBAYE St.MICHEL DE CUXA

abbaye de saint michel de cuxa montgolfière

This abbey is located in the Conflent near Villefranche de Confluent and Vernet-les-Bains. This ensemble that inspired many monasteries in the region, is a pure masterpiece of Romanesque art. The story begins in the year 878 where some thirty monks monastery Eixalada survivors (in the Conflent) after violent floods come and settle in the fertile valley of Cuxa. They founded the first monastery in 883, thanks to the protection and money counts of Cerdagne and support of the clergy. This complex built in two distinct periods, the first is the work of the Cistercian Abbot Garin, a man of action and traveler of the tenth century, and the second is that of Father Olida, architect of many changes made in the largest monasteries Catalan (Ripoll or Monteserrat).


THE CHURCHS

églises pyrénées-orientales montgolfières

Cerdagne is a land steeped in history. The many Romanesque churches house works of sacred art from diverse fresco (XII c.) In Baroque altarpiece (XVIII c.). Churches are often closed, but they can be visited by appointment.

  • Rendezvous place :  AERODROME DE LA CERDANYA, ALP, ESPAGNE

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