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Canigou

Canigou, 66500 Vernet-les-Bains, France

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About Canigou

Canigou is the highest of the mountains in Eastern Pyrenees; it is on the Massif du Canigou, in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, southern France. majestically overlooks the Roussillon plain and the Mediterranean Sea. Situated near to Prades, this Pyrenean mountain is even more impressive in winter, when its snow-covered outline is seen clearly against the surrounding countryside of the coast. One of the nice trekking destination also.


Attractions near Canigou

Ligne de Cerdagne27km from Canigou

The line of Villefranche - Vernet-Les-Bains in Latour-de-Carol, sometimes dubbed line Cerdanya, is a line of railroad to route metric long 62.5  km, which, in the department of Pyrenees -Orientales, connects Villefranche - Vernet-Les-Bains station to that of Latour-de-Carol - Enveitg via Font-Romeu following the Têt valley then crossing the Cerdagne plateau.

Gorge De Galamus35.37km from Canigou

The Gorges de Galamus is a narrow passage between the French departments of Aude. They were dug by the Agly in the northern link of the Fenouillèdes syncline. The Agly that flows at the bottom of the gorges is a small river that comes from Pech de Bugarach and has dug this several tens of meters deep depression in the stone. The best way to explore the course of the Gorges de Galamus on foot or to take a circular route that gives impressive views of the gorges and their surroundings.

Château de Quéribus37.83km from Canigou

The castle of Quéribus is a so-called "Cathar" castle located in the town of Cucugnan in the department of Aude. This fortress, perched on a rocky peak at an altitude of 728 meters, dominates the village of Cucugnan and is located on the border of the department of Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales. Quéribus is high and isolated. It stands on top of the highest peak for miles around. In 1951 restoration work on the turret began, and between 1998-2002 a complete restoration of the castle was under

Lac des Bouillouses37.93km from Canigou

The Bouillouses lake is an artificial lake with an area of 149 ha of the Pyrenees, in Haut-Conflent in the Pyrénées-Orientales. The lake has a capacity of 19,000,000  m 3 and is full annually in summer, and often almost empty at the end of winter.  Lac des Bouillouses is very famous in the fishing industry. It includes brown trout common in Europe, arctic char, and rainbow trout.

Château de Peyrepertuse39.96km from Canigou

The castle of Peyrepertuse is a so- called "Cathar"  castle located in the department of Aude in the Occitanie region.  It sits on a limestone ridge at an altitude of nearly 800 m, at the top of a hill that separates Duilhac from the village of Rouffiac-des-Corbières, overlooking garrigue and vineyards. The strategic position which allows you to see far into the various valleys which surround it, to control the passes or to communicate signals to the castle of Quéribus a little further south.

Palace of the Kings of Majorca40.76km from Canigou

The Palace of the Kings of Majorca is a palace and a fortress with gardens overlooking the city of Perpignan in Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie, France.  A fortified palace in the Gothic style organized around three courtyards 60 m square. One of the majestic buildings which is famous among tourists.

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Occitanie is one of the biggest French regions. The Occitanie region is famous for its colorful food, wines, medieval castles, culture, history. It also offers plenty of sporting fun with ski, sea, cycling,etc.