The Area

With family, as a  couple, solo or with friends, the destination Conflent Canigou, Pyrénées Orientales has everything to seduce you!

Romanesque abbeys, the most beautiful villages in France, UNESCO fortifications, the Yellow Train and cultural and traditional events.

We propose you a small selection of tourist sites and high places of tourism in our beautiful region. Numerous hikes are waiting for you, all the hiking information sheets can be downloaded for free on the Tourisme Conflent Canigou website.

For more information, please visit the Tourism Conflent Canigou website.

  • Located at the foot of the Canigou mountain in Casteil, the history of this park began almost 30 years ago, following the donation of animals from a bankrupt park. It has now become a large park of more than 25 hectares with 2 nature trails and more than 250 wild animals.

  • At the foot of the Canigou, the abbey of Saint-Michel is an exceptional architectural ensemble (10th-12th centuries) with its basilica, one of the largest and most significant pre-Romanesque churches in Europe, its Romanesque Lombard bell tower, its crypt and its Romanesque cloister. It has been the home of Benedictine monks since 878.

  • Located in the commune of Thuès entre Valls, this hike will not leave you indifferent! Rocks, footbridges and ledges are what await you. Several routes for several levels of hiking, a walk out of the ordinary.

  • Perched sentinel dominating Villefranche de Conflent. Remarkable monument built by Vauban in 1681, fortified under Napoleon III. In an incomparable setting, you will walk along the ramparts, look for soldiers hidden in the galleries or meet the poisoners hidden in the underground prisons.

  • Our partner Extérieur Nature Aventure has selected canyoning trips for all profiles to find the one that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

  • A magical place, at the bottom of a valley, a vast stone amphitheatre housing three open-air sulphurous hot water pools. At an altitude of 1150m, where a fantastic spring of 58° sulphurous water gushes out, the benefits of which have long been recognised.

  • Our partner Altitude 66 organises and offers guided hikes in the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees: on the Canigou, Madres, Carlit des Pérics massifs, in the Carança gorges...

  • Spend a dream day with your family on a unique site in France. These caves are designed to welcome the general public, but the notion of discovery and adventure will always be present throughout your journey in the bowels of the earth.

  • Since its foundation, the city has protected itself behind its ramparts. The wall is exceptional because Vauban doubled it by superimposing two levels of covered ramparts, a unique device. Some of the medieval walls are still in place. The exceptional character of the ramparts has led to its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • The sacred mountain of the Catalans is the place to go for an unforgettable day in the heart of nature. Large valleys, paths, forests, villages and old iron mines... The Canigou massif offers exceptional scenery for an excursion in the middle of a protected environment!

  • Our partner Extérieur Nature Aventure welcomes you to its tree climbing park with 12 courses. Climb from tree to tree and admire the magnificent 100% natural setting on the banks of the river Têt. Cross the river at full speed on giant zip lines!

  • A true symbol of the region, the yellow train criss-crosses the heights of the Pyrénées-Orientales. Come aboard the train for an unusual journey, somewhere between mountains and landscapes of valleys and plateaus.

  • Situated in the heart of the Canigou massif, on an eagle's nest, the former Benedictine abbey of Saint-Martin-du-Canigou has overlooked the Cady valley since the 11th century. The Lombard bell tower, the marble capitals, the abbey church and the vaulted crypt make it a jewel of the first regional Romanesque art.