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Historical Fair “Timbaler del Bruc”

The ‘Timbaler del Bruc’ historical fair has been timed to coincide with the remembrance of the military events that took place in June 1808.

On February 9, 1808, the general of the Napoleonic army, Philippe Guillaume Duhesme, entered Catalonia and by the middle of February, his troops had reached Barcelona. On June 4, 1808, the French …

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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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Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

Yellow Train, an important part of the Cultural and Tourist Heritage of the Eastern Pyrenees (France)

The Yellow train (fr. train jaune)

There is the railway station in Villefranche de Conflent from which you can reach Latour de Carol. The normal gauge railway tracks change at the Villefranche – Vernet-les-Bains railway station to a narrow gauge railroad, which is for the yellow tourist train.

The railway’s construction began in 1903 and …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Fort Liberia, built by the French Marshal, Vauban, after the Catalonia Territory Partition between France and Spain by the Treaty of the Pyrenees

Fort Liberia (fr. Fort Libéria) is located in the city Villefranche-de-Conflent (France) in the Eastern Pyrenees department, at the confluence of the Têt and Сadi rivers.

The Fort was built by the French marshal, Vauban, after the Catalonia territory partition between France and Spain by the Treaty of the Pyrenees (year 1681) at the same time …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Evol Castle rises above the eponymous village near the town of Olette, in the Eastern Pyrenees Department

Evol Castle (fr. Château d’Evol) rises above the eponymous village near the town of Olette, in the Eastern Pyrenees Department (Pyrénées-Orientales), and the Occitania Region (this region was created following the merger of the Languedoc Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions). There is another picturesque village, Thuès d’Evol (within three minutes by car) that is smaller in …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Fort or Castle of Bellaguarda: located on the Panissars saddle, a strategic point that separates the comarca Vallespir from the Alt Empordà

The Fort or Castle of Bellaguarda, Bellaguàrdia or Bellesguard (cat. El Fort o Castell de Bellaguarda, Bellaguàrdia, fr. Fort de Bellegarde) is a modern-day military fortress located in the communal district of Pertús, in the Vallespir region (North Catalonia).

It is located on the Panissars saddle, a strategic point that separates the comarca Vallespir from the …

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Vernet-les-Bains, a small French Town in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees Regional Natural Park

Vernet-les-Bains (French: Vernet-les-Bains, Catalan: Vernet) is a small French town situated at the foot of the Canigó mountain (2,785 meters), in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees regional natural park in the South of France.

Here you can come across a mild climate which boasts more than 300 sunny days a year.

Attractions, architecture, monuments, …

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