Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent
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Fort Libéria

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent
 
Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Liberia, the perched fortress that dominates Villefranche de Conflent is yours to explore. Remarkable monument built by Vauban in 1681, fortified under Napoleon III (1850 - 1856).

In an incomparable environment, walk the ramparts, look for some soldiers who have been ambushed in the counterscarp galleries or meet several ugly poisoners hidden in some underground prisons...
Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent
You will discover historical reconstructions in thirteen rooms. The soldiers have carved their passages in stone at this place (name, origin, regiment). The castle has been given a different life: we meet the regiments of Vexin, Royal Rousillon, Piemonte, Italian (under Vauban), of the 12th Infantry Regiment (Napoleon III). On the other hand, one will discover the Material Library with the history of the quarries of yesteryear, of the companions who left their mark, the brickyards and lime kilns...
  - 1° Prix National de Restauration Patrimoine Historique 1988
- Ecu Européen du Tourisme 1988
- Label « Patrimoine Historique » des Vieilles Maisons Françaises
- Lauréat Européen 1995 Sauvegarde du Patrimoine

In 1659, the Treaty of the Pyrenees (after Louis XIV's marriage to the Queen of Spain) establishes a new border between France and Spain. Catalonia is cut in half. Founded in 1092 by Count Guillaume Raymond de Cerdagne, Villefranche is a strategic place responsible for the defense of the Conflent and guarding the passage to Cerdagne, while also serving as a base for operations in Catalonia...
Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent
In the 17th century, the deep location of Villefranche posed a problem with the arrival of guns. In 1678, when peace returned, Louis XIV decided to complete the old development project for a large city in Conflent. From 1678 several engineers, including Chamois and Petit, were sent there. They believed building a fortress above the city would solve the problem, but the cost was too expensive. On his second visit to Roussillon (1679), Vauban will accept his project; Louis XIV's wish to see Roussillon endowed with an invulnerable defense system will thus be granted...

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Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent

Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent
  Opening Fort Libéria - Villefranche de Conflent:

- July-August: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. non-stop
- May-June: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. non-stop
- other periods: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. non-stop
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  * Shop
* Unguided group visits
* Group guided tours
* Restaurant
* Pets allowed
* Public Parking
* Groups Accepted
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  Fort Libéria
 
Leisure - Museum - Castle - Fortress
 
Fort Libéria
66500 Villefranche de Conflent
 
Phone +33 4.68.96.34.01

Email -
fortliberia@yahoo.fr

Website -
www.fort-liberia.com

Rates, Methods of payment -
Adults: 7.00 €
Children: 4.20 €

Restaurant -
Restaurant on-site. During the tourist season, from June to the end of September, you have the opportunity to taste Catalan menus on the terrace of the Fort! In idyllic surroundings, come and spend a pleasant moment around the "grill menu" before heading out to discover the mysteries of Fort Liberia. Open 12:00 to 15:00
 
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