The Region

In the foothills of Mount Canigou

Corneilla de Conflent is a pictureque village in the foothills of  Canigó, near to the vibrant Spa town  of Vernet Les Bainsless than 50km from the cosmopolitan city of Perpignan - the home of both a Rugby Union and Ruby League team - USAP and the Catalan Dragons.

As well as enjoying both the Med and the mountains you can also discover the regions rich history, art, architecture and culture. Discover Canigó, the Orgues d'Ille Sur Têt, the gorges du Llech, la Carança et Galamus, the prehistoric museums, roman abbeys,  roussillonnais baroque art ....

Less than 1 hour from the Mediterranean beaches and the Pyrenean ski resorts (open in the summer for a wide range of mountain activities including hiking, cycling, karting, parapenting...) this is the perfect base for those looking for a sporting, relaxing or cultural holiday.

Vernet les Bains is a famous, vibrant spa town  with a wide range of bars, shops, restaurants and weekly markets. The town has inspired many great writers, poets and artists including Rudyard Kippling, Ernest Hemingway, Hans Christian Andersen, Maillol, Matisse ...

Less than 20 minutes away is the vibrant, historic town of Prades, with its lively market every Tuesday and Saturday mornings.   Prades was the home of the renowned,exiled spanish musician Pablo Casals and the town hosts the world famous Pablo Casals music festival every summer.  

Also nearby is the beautiful fortified town of Villefranche de Conflent - home to an array of individual shops, restaurants and artists. From here you can visit the breathtaking caves, the imposing fort and take a trip on the "Little Yellow Train"  - an unforgettable journey through the majestic pyrenean mountains.

Art lovers will not be disappointed, with many of the truly great artists having lived in the region. Monet, Manet, Modigliani, Matisse, Dali, Maillol, to name just a few. A visit to the Modern Art Museum at Céret is a must, as is a trip to the Dali Museum in Figueras, Spain. 

No holiday to the region would be complete with out a trip to the bustling cosmopolitan town of Perpignan,, described by Salvador Dali as the "Centre of the World"! Every Thursday evening throughout the summer season Perpignan takes on a carnival like quality with free live music and entertainment throughout the city.

A trip to the coast wouldn't be complete without a day at the unbelievably picturesque old fishing town of Collioure - once again home to so many famous artists.

After a long day of exploring why not relax in one of the regions near bynatural hot thermal baths - St Thomas les Bains, Molitg-les-Bains and Vernet-les-Bains.

Why not take advantage of the regions excellent bus and train network - with tickets costing just 1€ per journey, regardless of length it's also a very cost effective way of exploring this stunning region.

Eus, Evol, Castelnous, Mosset et Villefranche 5 of the  "Les Plus Beax Villages de France en Pays Catalan" (The most beautiful villages in France)
can be discovered nearby .

The local towns and villages host weekly produce, farmers and artists markets.

The Principality of Andorra is less than 2 hours away.

Why not take advantage of the regions excellent bus and train network - with tickets costing just 1€ per journey, regardless of length it's also a very cost effective way of exploring this stunning region.

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