Villefranche de Conflent
The fortified town of Conflent is located inside the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees
In 1092, Guillem Ramon, Count of Cerdagne built a new town at the confluence of the Tet and Cady valleys to protect the pass into Cerdagne. The fortifications of Petite Vilotte, medieval capital of Conflent, would then experience many changes over the centuries, the most important being that carried out by Vauban. From 1679 onwards its ramparts were extended and strengthened, barracks, hospitals and strongholds built, and the strongholds of Cova Bastera and Fort Liberia were constructed.
The town is ranked among the "Most Beautiful Villages in France" and ha s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008
Ville classée parmi « les plus beaux villages de France » et inscrite au Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO depuis 2008