Villefranche-de-Conflent tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village in the valley and a substantial fort high on the cliff above the village

Villefranche-de-Conflent is situated in the Pyrenees-Orientales department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Villefranche-de-Conflent. For detailed visitor information see the Villefranche-de-Conflent travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Villefranche-de-Conflent include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villefranche-de-Conflent in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Molitg-les-Bains at 8 km and Mosset at 9 km.

Villefranche-de-Conflent, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of the western...

See Prades guide


at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains the scenery and...

See Molitg-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become listed among...

See Mosset guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and it is...

See Eus guide
Mount Canigou

Mount Canigou

at 11 km (direction south-east)

Although not very high, Mont Canigou dominates the landscape and culture of the wetern...

See Mount Canigou guide
Prats de Mollo la Preste

Prats de Mollo la Preste

at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

In Prats-de-Mollo you will enjoy exploring the historic centre, then the energetic can climb...

See Prats de Mollo la Preste guide


at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

In Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge of the village...

See Ille-sur-Tet guide
Chateau de Puilaurens

Chateau de Puilaurens

Castle at 25 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aude department

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a beautiful mountain location...

See Chateau de Puilaurens guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

The main highlight in Arles-sur-Tech is the Benedictine Abbey and cloisters, mostly dating from...

See Arles-sur-Tech guide
Gorges de la Fou

Gorges de la Fou

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

In the Gorges de la Fou you can walk along the bottom of one...

See Gorges de la Fou guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east)

The picturesque village of Castelnou, overlooked by a castle, is one of our favourite...

See Castelnou guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

Ceret has an extensive historic town centre and a Picasso Museum among its highlights....

See Ceret guide
Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus

Castle at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Aude department

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain in the...

See Chateau de Queribus guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aude department

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as part of your trip to...

See Quillan guide

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Markets in and near Villefranche-de-Conflent

  • Prades: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Ille-sur-Tet: market Wednesday & Friday (24km)
  • Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda: market Thursday (28km)
  • Millas: market Tuesday & Thursday (29km)
  • Thuir: market Saturday (33km)
  • Ceret: market Saturday (34km)
  • Quillan: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Le Boulou: market Thursday (39km)
  • Toulouges: market Tuesday & Friday (39km)
  • Esperaza: market Thursday & Sunday (40km)

More information about Villefranche-de-Conflent, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Villefranche-de-Conflent, France

What to do at Villefranche-de-Conflent? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Villefranche-de-Conflent.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Villefranche-de-Conflent enceinte / fort (Vauban fortifications) (0km)
  • Mont-Louis citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (22km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pyrenees Catalanes (20km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie (Corneilla-de-Conflent) (3km)
  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuixa (Codalet) (3km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou (Casteil) (8km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie de Marcevol (Arboussols) (14km)
  • Prieuré de Serrabone (Boule-d'Amont) (18km)
  • Chapelle de Casenoves (Ille-sur-tet) (23km)
  • Chapel Saint-Martin de Fenollar (Maureillas-las-Illas) (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de Nyer (9km)
  • Pic du Canigou (11km)
  • Orgues d'Ille-sur-Tet (23km)
  • Gorges de la Fou (24km)
  • Gorges de Galamus (29km)
  • Lac du Bouillouses (30km)
  • Lac des Bouillouses (30km)
  • Gorges de la Pierre-Lys (31km)
  • Pic de Fontfrède (36km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (44km)
  • Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (50km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Villefranche-de-Conflent is in the south of France at 45 kilometres from Perpignan, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-de-Conflent is 697 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-de-Conflent

Canton: Prades

Arrondissement: Prades

Department: Pyrenees-Orientales

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 66500

Distance to Villefranche-de-Conflent

from Perpignan (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 697 km

from Calais: 931 km

from Nice: 417 km

from Bordeaux: 344 km

from Strasbourg: 787 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villefranche-de-Conflent from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Catllar, Codalet, Conat, Corneilla-de-Conflent, Escaro, Fillols, Fuilla, Jujols, Prades, Ria-Sirach, Sahorre, Serdinya, Taurinya, Urbanya and Vernet-les-Bains.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-de-Conflent