Tour to explore the pyrénées-orientales

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DepartureTAUTAVEL (66)
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For 6 days, you will discover the Pyrénées-Orientales.

Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, this department of Languedoc-Roussillon has a rich French-Spanish culture.


The story is still being written today

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Museum of Prehistory, Tautavel

In the 22 rooms of the Museum of Prehistory, you will go to the discovery of Tautavel Man, the oldest man found on French soil. The museum will present its archaeological collections and provide you with clear explanations and teaching, especially through faithful reconstructions.

You can then go to the castle Tautavel. Today, there remains a portion of the tower and a section of wall. It comes from a footpath that goes from the heights of the village. This discovery is free of charge.

Fortress of Salses, Salses-le-chateau

Then direction Salses-le-chateau to visit the fortress of Salses. Jewelry and almost indestructible military architecture, explore the stables, the chapel, the dungeon. The building also offers a beautiful view of the Corbières and the Pyrénées.


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Perpignan, City of Art and History

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The Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Perpignan

The Palace of the Kings of Majorca is located in the heart of Perpignan. Residence of the kings of Majorca, the building is marqued by a Southern Gothic architecture. Inside, you can account for the evolution of techniques of war and the transformation of Perpignan stronghold.

At lunchtime, you can picnic along the flowery banks of the Tet.

Every Wednesday, the tourist office offers guided tours of the historic center of Perpignan (Castillet instead of the Lodge ...). The course lasts two hours costs 5 euros.

The Castillet, Perpignan

Then, towards the Castillet. Former city gate and state prison today is the Catalan Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions that took place in the building. You will discover the history of the'' Northern Catalonia, from antiquity to the present day.

Then discover the old town, the tall, narrow houses, often colored orange, pink or red. In the evening you can also enjoy local specialties like Tourons Perpignan.

Note that many festivals are held annually in the city.


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The art of water

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Museum of Modern Art, Collioure

Source of inspiration for many artists, Collioure has a Museum of Modern Art. Descossy, Perrot, Baloffi, Cocteau ... Many artists exhibit their works in the museum. Leaving the museum, you'll necessarily a detour to the small harbor.

Aquarium oceanographic observatory, Banyuls-sur-mer

Then discover the aquarium oceanographic observatory, where more than 200 species of plants, marine invertebrates and fish are presented.

In the late afternoon, you can go to the beach to relax. Then in the evening, you will find many restaurants along the Avenue of the Republic.


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Discover the splendor

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Aristide Maillol Museum, Banyuls-sur-mer

Aristide Maillol Museum has many works of the artist known for his sculptures buxom female. You also understand how he influenced his contemporaries.

Villefranche-de-Conflent

Then head to Villefranche-de-Conflent. Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, you will discover the medieval city dating from the eleventh century. You can also go to Fort Liberia. Inside, you go to recontre some soldiers ambushed in galleries counterscarp or you come across nasty poisoners. Note that the town has many tourist shops.

Saint-Martin-du-Canigou, Casteil

To end the day, you will discover the abbey of Saint-Martin-du-Canigou. This jewel of Romanesque architecture includes marble capitals, the church and the crypt.

 


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Little train

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On this day, you'll take the little yellow train. Reliant Villefranche-de-Conflent (427 m) in Latour-de-Carol (1232 m) over a distance of 63 km, the tourist train serves 22 stations. You will cross a rich heritage with the Regional Natural Park of the Pyrenees Orientales.

We advise you to get in the station of the Mont-Louis Cabanasse and then discover the highest fortified town of France. During the tour, you can visit the military compound.

Then, take the yellow train to return to Villefranche-de-Conflent.


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A chatterbox

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To begin this final day, you will discover the work of Pablo Casals, the great humanist and famous cellist. Inside, you will discover wonderful pictures, her outfits together, famous umbrellas or a cello on which he has performed.

Then, you are advised to go to Millas to discover oil mill. During the course, you will enter into a former production facility. Space traces the history of the olive tree and olives typical. The tour ends with a tasting.

Balance

We hope that this tour you agreed. You can also go in Andorra (where the products are cheaper) and continue your journey in Spain.


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