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Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent

Le Village, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
+33 4 68 05 87 05
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Nice and quiet in October...

Not sure I would want to do this on a busy hot day in summer, but in mid October the ramparts were... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
AGuide
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South West England, United Kingdom
Would have loved to have done a full visit - however

Villefranche-de-Conflent - 2 Rue Saint-Jean, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France, 10am-6pm... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
126iana
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Sheffield, 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 of Villefranche-de-Conflent allowed its registration on the world heritage list of UNESCO(with 11 other sites fortified by Vauban, Réseau Vauban) in July 2008.
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Le Village, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
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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
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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.

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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

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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
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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.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

A small village within castle walls from the Spanish skirmishes in the past, don't drive past without a stop

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

WE did this because you must if you are staying overnight here...it was just ok, mildly interesting, but not as interesting as walking around and totally enjoying and photographing the town and the views from it up to the ruins at the top of the...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

If in Villefranche de Conflent please do take a wander round the ramparts (there is a small charge) there is an information leaflet in English which you're given on entering and a well signed route to walk. Given the size of the town it's an...More

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