Local heritage and history

Local heritage and history

A stone’s throw from Font-Romeu, there’s the Spanish enclave of Llivia; la Seu d’Urgell and its old town centre, Andorra’s shops and sights, the Cadi-Moixero National Park...


From mountains to ocean... outstandingly beautiful Romanesque chapels and abbeys, wonders of baroque and gothic art. To add to this, there’s Perpignan and le Castillet, towns fortified by Vauban, hilltop villages perched upon rocky peaks, fishing ports along the côte Vermeille (the Vermillion Coast) and Collioure, the cradle of fauvism. Don’t forget the languid beaches and calm inlets, the museum of modern art in Céret, Tautavel and its archaeological finds (a Homo Erectus 450,000 year old), Cathar castles, the walled town of Carcassonne, terraces of vines in Banyuls, fine wines and cuisine that you’ll adore. Prepare to get caught up in the rhythm of the ‘sardana’ (a Catalan dance) and admire the traditional, multi-coloured Catalan fabrics known as Toiles du soleil (cloths of the sun)...