Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent

Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent

Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent
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First built in the Middle Ages, Villefranche-de-Conflent city walls were deeply transformed by Vauban during the 17th century. These walls are unique, because they are composed of two layered covered patrol path. The exceptional aspect of the walls of Villefranche-de-Conflent allowed its registration on the world heritage list of UNESCO(with 11 other sites fortified by Vauban, Réseau Vauban) in July 2008.
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Ramparts of Villefranche are located in this town, in Conflent Region, in the South of France. In fact, they surrounds all town and it is possible to visit them. You can walk in inner corridors and see very beautiful views of the surroundings. Also here you can learn about the town. I visited it with my daughter, who enjoyed a lot playing, running and and imagining she was a princess. Very nice visit.
See also Le Train Jaune, Le Relais de Villefranche, La Boutique du Champignon, Grotte des Canalettes, Fort Liberia and Esglesia de Sant Jaume de Vilafranca)
Written October 8, 2020
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Miles M
Dunsford, UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Definitely worth the modest entrance charge. Top tip - there is a buy good loo after you have paid your money!

We had a very enjoyable stroll around the ramparts. Amazing what they achieved in mediaeval times. Very well restored.

It gets very busy in the town so do get there early!
Written July 21, 2023
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Liz S
Austin, TX173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
I did not go on the ramparts, per se, but enjoyed my visit to the village of Villefranche. I've seen a lot of medieval towns, ruins and fortresses in my time. There are cute shops and restaurants and other attractions, as well as the petit train jaunt. what a nice day out!
Written July 23, 2019
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Redkitewatcher64
Andover, UK1,996 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Visited on a Monday and recommend it as the day to visit , as it was the only day during our stay where there wasn't full car parks outside. Also go early and walk around the streets before all the shops are open and get a chance to see the city without scores of people on the street. Amazing town beautiful narrow streets and quirky little views. Some good craft shops along with some normal tourist tat, also a good range of restaurants and bars to stop off during the day. We didn't visit the ramparts but decided instead to go up to the fort. You can take the 800 steps up to the fort , but be aware that it is in an enclosed tunnel. This put me off a little and we decided to take the free 4x4 trip that you pick up from outside one of the cafe. It certainly is an exciting ride!! If you buy something from the cafe and show your receipt at the fort you get a discounted admission. The fort is amazing, the small welcome guide takes you around the building telling you its history. There is a real atmosphere about the place, you can almost imagine the soliders living in and walking around the fort. Amazing views from the ramparts over the walled town and even saw a vulture fly past. Be amazed by the story of the poor women that were locked in the prison, just so hard to imagine! Definately visit the city a lovely way to spend a day
Written April 30, 2015
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Keith B
Wolverhampton, UK337 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
This attraction is a complete con. You spend at least an hour walking along narrow corridors with no views over the town or surrounding countryside other than tiny narrow slits or slightly wider gaps covered in wire mesh. When you climb into the turreted sections hoping for some relief, there is none. I have never been so eager to follow the red exit signs and get out into the sunlight. It was so bad it made me angry, very grumpy, and so eager to write this report to warn others.
Written September 10, 2014
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KandEilidh
London, UK117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We have never seen any ramparts quite so extraordinary - all enclosed. As it was very warm and sunny when we visited, the light effects of the sun coming through the windows were amazing. The experience should have been given a higher score because we had never seen anything like it before but the tour was too long and required following a particular route. A previous reviewer commented on the smell from what seems to be dog excrement which is very unpleasant in places.
Written October 13, 2019
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AvidtravPerth
Prades, France376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
The Ramparts of Villefranche de Conflent are amazing. Built to withstand attacks from above the fortress has survived and shows the heritage value of the place. The contained town buildings are also fascinating. Worth the visit and have a meal afterwards. Great.
Written November 6, 2018
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1979c
Ellesmere, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Really enjoyed following the trail around the ramparts that allowed for a good view of the surrounds and an ideal opportunity to escape the heat of theafternoon.
Written July 31, 2018
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Michael P
Greater London, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
A largish fortified town. Not as big as Carcasonne, but well worth the journey. Go. Wander. Have a very pleassant afternoon and evening.
Written July 13, 2018
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Matthew M
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Just a fantastic (and cheap) experience for all ages (kids under 10 are free). A real medieval experience, walking the ramparts of this beautiful village. Highly recommended.
Written July 9, 2018
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