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Enjoyable stroll

Really enjoyed following the trail around the ramparts that allowed for a good view of the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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Busy Place

A largish fortified town. Not as big as Carcasonne, but well worth the journey. Go. Wander. Have a... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Michael P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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First built in the Middle Ages, Villefranche-de-Conflent city walls were deeply transformed by Vauban during the 17th century. These walls are unique, because they are composed of two layered covered patrol path. The exceptional aspect of the walls...more
2 rue Saint Jean, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
+33 4 68 05 87 05
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed following the trail around the ramparts that allowed for a good view of the surrounds and an ideal opportunity to escape the heat of theafternoon.

1  Thank 1979c
Reviewed 13 July 2018

A largish fortified town. Not as big as Carcasonne, but well worth the journey. Go. Wander. Have a very pleassant afternoon and evening.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Just a fantastic (and cheap) experience for all ages (kids under 10 are free). A real medieval experience, walking the ramparts of this beautiful village. Highly recommended.

1  Thank wizardofoz1974
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not sure I would want to do this on a busy hot day in summer, but in mid October the ramparts were pretty quiet. Not being a French speaker I would have liked to have known a bit more about what I was looking at,...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Villefranche-de-Conflent - 2 Rue Saint-Jean, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France, 10am-6pm - 42.586603, 2.365396. Would have loved to have done a full visit, but after spending 30 minutes trying to find a place to park, gave up and just took a photo and drove off, towards Llivia....More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited here on our way to St Gaudens and as always were more than happy to visit another walled village. It was very hot outside, 39 deg but beautiful and cool inside. The small shops and historic buildings were great to see as were...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Located in a beautiful setting. Not too busy so able to walk along the quaint walkways and look in the souvenir shops. Would recommend a visit if in the area.

Thank Cath M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Some reviews of this attraction talk about the village in general, and I completely agree with anyone who says that Villefranche-de-Conflent is a real gem! However, the ramparts - which actually form the basis of UNESCO recognition ("Fortifications of Vauban") - are a slightly disappointing...More

1  Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to many medieval villages in France, and this is one of the best. The completely walled village is charming, not at all honky-tonk, and the ramparts are fascinating. Just an incredible experience transporting you back a Millenium. And very easy to get...More

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Quaint historic village within the walls of the old fort. Worth a visit while in the region, and don't miss the nearby caves.

Thank Corey L
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