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.