The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Alet-les-Bains – the town where the alchemist, astrologer, forecaster, and magician, Nostradamus, spent his childhood

Alet-les-Bains is a commune in France in the Occitania Region (ex Languedoc), Aude department, five kilometers to the South of Limoux, in the very heart of the Cathar country.

Interestingly, in the past, people spoke Roman rather than Latin in the province in the year 1272. “Oc” means “Yes” in this language, that is why the …

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Villefranche de Conflent, the picturesque medieval town in France and UNESCO monument

Villefranche de Conflent (Villefranche-de-Conflent in French or Vilafranca de Conflent in Catalan) is a French commune, located in the Eastern Pyrenees Department, in the Occitanie Region.

All signs at the entrance to the city and Fort Liberia are bilingual, they are in French and Catalan.

History

Villefranche de Conflent is in Occitanie, at the confluence of …

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Narbonne and its Canal de la Robine classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Narbonne (in Occitan, Narbona pronounced [naɾˈbunɔ]) is a city in Languedoc. Administratively, it is a French commune of the region of Occitania, in the department of Aude. With 50,000 inhabitants, called narbonesos, it is the main town of the department of Aude and capital of a district and a canton (territorial subdivision).

In the canton of …

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