Some twenty kilometres southwest of Perpignan, Castelnou is nestled at the base of Les Aspres foothills and the Canigou, the Catalans’ mythical mountain, is in the background. Vicomtal Castle overlooks the village and had to adapt its pentagonal shape to the sheer, jagged ridges of the rock it was built on.

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Information : Aspres-Thuir Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 68 53 45 86

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • The castle
  • Church of Santa Maria del Mercadal
  • The guided visit of the village


  • Castles and ramparts : Vicomtal Castle, the fortified walls and their 8 towers
  • Panoramas : View of Mont Canigou and the village from the car park at the pass

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