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Attractions in Pyrénées-Orientales

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Pyrénées-Orientales. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Pyrénées-Orientales is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Pyrénées-Orientales

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    Komoot classifies the hike as "easy", I definitely can not confirm that. There are many places that are difficult for people with vertigo, even if everything is always well secured. …

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    Fort Liberia

    Hiking Highlight

    Villefranche de Conflent belongs together with Fort Liberia to the UNESCO World Heritage. The fortifications were built by Vauban, the older city is still as then, top maintained and maintained, …

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    Collioure

    Hiking Highlight

    Collioure is ... a tourist attraction on the Côte Vermeille north of the Pyrenees. It belongs to the growing area of the sweet wine Banyuls (VDN). Collioure is an old …

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    L'Estany de la Bullosa, in French Lac des Bouillouses, is a 149-hectare lake located at the highest part of Capcir, at 2,016 m altitude. It is at the foot of …

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    Sits like an eagle nest on a ledge. This can be recognized but only when the mountain is still 5 minutes further up to the lookout pulpit.
    You can visit …

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    Chateau Royal - Collioure

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The castle was built between 1242 and 1280. The King Pierre d'Aragon, Peter the Catholic, entrusted this construction project to the Templars and thus Foulques de Montpezat, the commander of …

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    Holger
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    Without too much difficulty from the Spanish side. The French side is a real challenge, indeed the last kilometers of the climb are ... Terrible: D

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    Fort Saint-Elme

    Hiking Highlight

    Fort Saint-Elme overlooks the small bays of Collioure and Port-Vendres.
    On the foundation of an eighteenth-century lighthouse, Emperor Charles V had a revolutionary fortress built in 1538 in the shape …

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    Schiff auf dem Trockenen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Lydia is a former cargo and passenger ship that has served as a tourist attraction on the beach at Le Barcarès since 1967.

    On June 10, 1967, the Lydia …

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    Pic du Canigou

    Hiking Highlight

    From Fillol's 4 hours walking to the Refuge, alternatively drive with local guides in SUVs on a forest road (3 days before reserve seats!). From here 2 hours ascent to the summit.

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    Refuge des Cortalets

    Hiking Highlight

    Friendly hut with room for over 80 hikers and a small restaurant. In good weather view to Perpignan and Mediterranean (sunrise!). Usually you reserve beforehand with dinner and breakfast. Also …

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    The Scot Charles Rennie Mackintosh lived at the Hotel du Commerce in Port-Vendres in the winter months of 1925 and 1926, at the end of his international architect and designer …

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    Banyuls-sur-Mer

    Hiking Highlight

    Enjoy the beach and the terraces at the end of the hike, either by the coastal path or by the GR10. I recommend Jordi's table to taste mussels au gratin with aioli and squid stew.

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    Banyuls - Madeloc

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The last km to the storm has now been repaired and so there are no potholes on the piece but a lot of chippings. The first 8 km are easy …

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    Col de Banyuls

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The approach from Catalonia is much more pleasant due to the incline, but longer and leads through a pretty, lonely landscape. The journey on the French side is short, but …

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    Plage Sidya (L'Agly)

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This beach is just as great as the other beaches in the direction of Nabonne. Finest sand to feel good.

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    Col de Jau

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Depending on which side of the stately 44 km long route, the 44 km long crest overcomes on the eastern side a height difference of 1171 m and from the …

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    Cascade du Saint Vincent

    Hiking Highlight

    Waterfall named after the river Saint Vincent. Provides a nice pool to refresh yourself after the sweaty climb. But you can also go ten minutes further up to the Cascade …

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    Perpignan

    Bike Touring Highlight

    "Perpignan la Catalane", as the city is known, is the cultural center of Catalan France, the former and present center of Roussillon and full of sights. A holiday in France …

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    Retenue de Villeneuve-de-la-Raho

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The lake offers wonderful leisure opportunities, cycling, walking, jogging, rowing, fishing, etc. One area is even designed as a lido. The corresponding restoration and beach surveillance is also held there. …

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