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19 May 2022  |  Tourism

The most beautiful villages in The Pyrenees-Orientales

The label "Most Beautiful Villages of France" was created in 1982. It has 159 villages scattered in 14 regions and 70 departments. 3 criteria are important: the villages have a maximum of 2000 inhabitants, have two protected monuments and proof of the municipal council's collective support for the project.

Then, further criteria to evaluate the quality of the village in terms of heritage, urbanization, architecture and environment to finally award the label. In the Eastern Pyrenees, you can visit 4 "Most Beautiful Villages of France".

Castelnou

Castelnou

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Medieval village in the Aspres with a view of the hills and the sea on the horizon. Stone houses, local craft shops, restaurant with terraces with panoramic views.

Eus

Eus

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Eus is one of the sunniest villages in France. It is located on top of a hill in the Conflent. It is also a medieval village with many artists' galleries. Many alleys to walk with a panoramic view and many hiking trails from Eus.

Evol

Evol

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Evol is a very small village of about twenty inhabitants. It is a bucolic mountain village above a river.

Villefranche-de-Conflent

Villefranche de Conflent

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Fortified village at the foot of Fort Liberia built by the architect Vauban. The village is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at the foot of the mountains on the road to Font Romeu.

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