Puigcerdà is the border town abutting directly onto Bourg-Madame in France, and a thriving commercial centre.
Ignore the outskirts and head directly up to the top of the hill to visit the old town and taste the Spanish flavours.
Tel : (00.34)972.88.05.42 ou (00.34)972.88.08.16
Nuria is home to a shrine to the Virgin Mary. You get there by a cog railway from Ribes de Freser. There are various pilgrimages throughout the year. The valley is a place worth exploring (2 hours and 30 minutes via Puigcerda).
As soon as you get on the cog train you immediately sense the intense experience.
Above all don't forget to contemplate the spectacular beauty of the surrounding landscape.
The train is the only way of getting to Vall de Núria, and is remarkable for climbing over 1000 metres in just 12.5 kilometres.
Tel : (00.34) 972.732.020
THE SPANISH ENCLAVE OF LLIVIA
Llivia has had a town charter ever since Roman days, and under the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 it avoided becoming part of France.
Lliva is a bustling village with charming little alleyways and the ruins of a castle, and its museum is housed in the oldest pharmacy in Europe (dating back to the 16th century).
Tel : (00.34)9188.8.131.52
Andorra is an independent state with 75,000 inhabitants and an area of 468km².
Identity documents required.
The Pas de la Casa is a 1¼ hour’s drive away.
Andorra-la-Vella is a 1¾ hour’s drive away via Spain
Pas de La Case
Villefranche de Conflent
City fortified by Vauban. World Heritage of UNESCO.
- The City: Free access
- The ramparts: Visits from 10am to 20pm in July and August
- Fort Liberia: Visits from 9h to 20h June to September
- Caves Canalettes: Visits from 10am to 19:30 in July and August
Informations : +33 (0)184.108.40.206.96
The Cathar Castles
The Cathar Country Sites is a group of 20 outstanding sites, including both castles and abbeys. They are all that remains of the history of the Cathars in Occitania. The nearest to Les Angles is Usson Castle (30 minutes away).
For further information: the Association of Cathar Country Sites.
Tel : +33 (0)04.68.11.37.97