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Something I could not find on line was information about an paper artist I met in a small workshop... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
warrob
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Melbourne
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Castle is permanently closed. Tuesday traditional market.

Lots of people suggest parking for free at the spot shown in Pic 1. I wouldn't like that climb down... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
HelenBNE
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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66300 Castelnou, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Something I could not find on line was information about an paper artist I met in a small workshop along the cobbled lanes in Castelnou. A talented and modest man who makes artefacts from junk mail, recycling the colours and textures from waste products. He...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Listed in the top 100 Beau Villages of France and I can understand why. It is picturesque and charming. It is situated on a hill, hence a lot of walking up and down cobbled streets but worth it.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of people suggest parking for free at the spot shown in Pic 1. I wouldn't like that climb down or up! €3 for parking was fine with me but the spot is well worth a stop for the view down to the castle and...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This charming medieval hilltop village has been my highlight of French villages! The cobbled streets, lack of tourists (midweek??) and the top floor apartments with the ‘bulge’ in the wall showing where the ovens were kept. Utterly unspoilt and quaint!

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went to visit this medieval village. As you approach it the views are amazing. You can park at the bottom and walk up the cobbled streets. There are a few small shops and restaurants.The views are stunning from here over the surrounding countryside.

1  Thank Howard136
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A charming medieval village in an incredibly beautiful setting. We always come to visit when we are in the area. It can feel a little artificial, and there isn’t actually that much to see, but there’s enough to keep you entertained for an afternoon. Be...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

even if it is a business oriented museum, the place is worth a visit. Nicely rebuilt/maintained, the houses, lanes and stairs are amazing.

1  Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Get away from the beaches and step back in history with a visit up here. But plan carefully, as parking is a nightmare during special events, such as market days. Not a place for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

2  Thank mrstmls
Reviewed 7 June 2017

To wander the winding streets of this perfect medieval hilltop village is one of the most perfect experiences of the region. Around each corner lurks a panoramic view, a unique cottage, a querky gem of individuality in some special way. Not really suitable for the...More

1  Thank Ted H
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Castelnou, a medieval village perched high in the mountains of the Pyrenees-Orientales is, quite simply, breathtaking. Easily reached by road until a certain point when you just have to ditch the car and walk along a narrow mountain lane, surrounded by impressive, craggy mountains which...More

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