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Villefranche-de-Conflent is historically a town in the Conflent region of Catalonia, and now a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyLocalityVillefranche-de-Conflent is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.The town’s confined site, at about 440 m above sea level, is relatively level ground surrounded by the northeast-flowing river Têt (on the town’s west and north), the Cady, which flows north to empty into the Têt (on the east), and a peak (at nearly 800 m), less than 800 m away (on the south).TransportRoadsThe N116 from Perpignan on the Mediterranean passes, as a two-lane highway, between the southern town wall and an embankment cut into the high ground to the south; this route continues west into the adjacent Cerdagne region.Train The town’s train station starts and ends the route of the scenic Yellow train. On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Canalettes, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Liberia.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Villefranche-de-Conflent holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Margherita Ligure to Villefranche-de-Conflent takes 8 hours. In August in Villefranche-de-Conflent, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.