Visit and HeritageVisit the Vallespir with a guide!


Guided tours

Visit the Vallespir with a guide!

The Secrets of Old Céret

Discover the major monuments which hide “the secrets of Old Céret”: the medieval streets, the Neuf Jets fountain, the Baroque church and its “Ceretan” style portal in white marble veined with blue. Take a guided walk under the high plane trees, which provide the town with a line of shade well-suited to strolling and taking it easy.

Information and reservations:

  • Inter-communal Tourist Office of Vallespir 04 68 87 00 53
  • 5 € / person
  • 3 € Children 12 to 18 / Ceretans / PAHT card holders
  • Free for children under 12

The lives of Céret’s artists

In passageways and hidden spots, learn the story of the artists. From the first visits of Picasso and Braque to artists of more contemporary art, take in the landscapes captured in the works of these painters, who, for a time, became Ceretans.

Inter-communal Tourist Office of Vallespir 04 68 87 00 53

  • 5 € / person
  • 3 €  Children 12 to 18 / Ceretans / PAHT card holders
  • Free for children under 12

The bridges of Céret

See them, cross them, admire them: discover the Céret bridges which have crossed the Tech for nearly seven centuries to the delight of pedestrians and travellers alike.

Inter-communal Tourist Office of Vallespir 04 68 87 00 53

  • 5 € / person
  • 3 €  Children 12 to 18 / Ceretans / PAHT card holders
  • Free for children under 12

Le Site Antique and l'Eglise St Nazaire in Les Cluses Haute

Discover the Roman fortifications that surround the Saint-Nazaire church adorned with medieval wall paintings.

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/

Chapelle Notre Dame del Roure in Taillet

Open the door to the Notre Dame del Roure chapel and discover its well-hidden baroque and medieval decor…

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/

The Village of Saint Jean Pla de Corts

Discover the village of Saint Jean Pla de Corts, whose town centre, still decorated with the famous traditional cayrou, and the remains of its medieval castle continue to be unexpected and well-hidden with charming surprises.

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/

The Village and baroque church of Reynés

Discover the Saint Vincent de Reynés church with its large baroque altarpiece and the rich heritage of this village scattered with farmhouses.

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/

 

Vivès

Discover the well-hidden and well cared for town of Vives rich in cork-related activity but also home to a Romanesque church whose interior is sure to astound you.

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/

Chapelle St Michel de Riunoguès in Maureillas-Las Illas

Discover the chapel of Saint Michel de Riunoguès, pre-Romanesque architecture enriched with baroque furniture.

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/

Chapelle St Martin de Fenollar in Maureillas-Las Illas

Come and discover the most important collection of 12th century frescoes preserved in Roussillon

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/

“La Briqueterie” of Saint Jean Pla de Corts

Visit the last remaining brickyard in Vallespir which, for over 250 years, has manufactured a wide variety of traditional tiles and bricks

Information and reservations:

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées 04 68 83 99 49/06 77 58 03 49
  • Email address: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: https://www.valleescatalanes.org/
Le Pays d'Art et d'Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes du Tech et du Ter

The Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes belongs to a national network of Towns and Countries of Art and History. The national network of the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier was first created as an EGTC, a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, in 2015. The territory brings together 31 municipalities, 24 French Catalan municipalities and 7 Spanish Catalan municipalities, to which 13 municipalities will be added from Alt Empordà, to Garrotxa and El Ripollès. The Ministry of Culture and the Directorate General of Heritage assign the name of “Villes et Pays d’Art et d’Histoire” to local communities which bring to life their local heritage. The status guarantees a certain level of competence of the tourist-guides knowledgeable in architecture and heritage, and the quality of their tours. Throughout the year, guided tours are organised by tourist-guides or guides from other parts of Catalonia, which are approved by the Ministry of Culture and the Generalitat de Catalogne. For places within the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes, heritage is also made accessible to the entire family setting off to discover monuments and city centres through fun activities, both free and paid for. There are many opportunities to learn while having fun; get to know the “Petits Détectives du Patrimoine” (The Little Heritage Detectives) with a game booklet, or meet an endearing character through storytelling. The guides which are familiar with the many facets of the territory will be able to introduce you to the area and give you the keys to understanding the heritage of these villages.

Don’t hesitate to pick your well-informed guide’s brain and ask questions …!

  • Pays d’Art et d’Histoire Transfrontalier Les Vallées Catalanes (PAHT) – 7 place du Foiral – 66230 Prats de Mollo – La Preste
  • Phone. : 0033 (0) 4 68 83 99 49 – 0033 (0) 6 77 58 03 49
  • E.Mail: contact@valleescatalanes.org
  • Website: http://www.valleescatalanes.org