Villefranche de Conflent

 Villefranche de Conflent 

10 January 2023  |  Tourism

Villefranche-de-Conflent, a city rich in history

Villefranche-de-Conflent, a city rich in history with an exceptional heritage from the Middle Ages.

Vauban, the "Vagabond of the Sun King" lived within its walls. Vauban's genius lies in adapting the defenses of a city to its geographical identity. He adapted the ramparts on 2 levels, adds bastions and builds Fort Liberia, making Villefranche a unique defence model.

In 2018, the inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List testifies to its architectural and military characteristic.

Vauban: Sébastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban, generally known only by the name of Vauban. He is an engineer, military architect, town planner, hydraulic engineer and French essayist. He was named Marshal of France by Louis.

300 years after the passage of Vauban

It is 300 years after the passage of Vauban, the ramparts encircle the city.

Villefranche opens its doors to discover the myth in the decor of the Grand Siècle.

Moreover Villefranche is classified among the most beautiful Villages of France.

Visit the city

You can visit the city to stroll through the alleys of Villefranche-de-Conflent, allows yourself be transported back in time.

Full price: €5.00

Reduced price: €4.50

Visit the ramparts

You can freely visit the ramparts or have a torchlight guided tour on Mondays Tuesdays in July and August.

Fukll price: €10.00

Discover Villefranche-de-Conflent and its history through time!

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Amélie Roca

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