The Pyrenees in summer,

highlands of the Sun God

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Take to the heights in the Pyrenees next summer

Discover the mountains in summer in Pyrénées-Orientales, far away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city!

With the Pic du Canigou also known by Catalonians as the sacred mountain, the Vauban sites, the wildlife parks, the warm springs and the lunar scenery around Bouillouses lake... it’s no wonder that the Regional Nature Park of the Catalonian Pyrenees is reputed as the top regional nature park of the French Pyrenees!

In summer, the mountains also provide the opportunity to learn about technological progress by visisting the sun furnaces of Mont-Louis and Odeillo.

Nature lovers will enjoy being at the heart of this vast nature reserve.

It’s a colourful experience to say the least!

Mont-Louis
Lac de Matemale
Lac du Carlit
Tour d'orientation en Cerdagne

Protected natural sites, the gems of Pyrénées-Orientales!

Amid protected natural sites, the Regional Nature Park of the Catalonian Pyrenees promises a getaway in total nature!

Surrounded by torrents and gorges, the Cerdagne mountains and the Mediterranean forests, go and explore these 11 nature reserves, and the Canigou massif, which is alisted Grand Site de France and the cradle of many a Catalonian legend.

While you’re there, look closely, you might spot a Pyrenean chamois or some wild horses!

Villefranche-de-Conflent

In summer, explore the little streets of Catalonian mountain villages!

Here in Pyrénées-Orientales you’ll find some of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (France’s most beautiful villages)!

Far from the crowds, these mountain villages are authentic little treasures lost in the middle of nature.

While you’re there, try the local specialities, like the Pyrenean charcuterie, crème catalane or rousquilles, aniseed-flavoured biscuits with white icing.