Pays Catalan line Perpignan – Villefranche-de-Conflent

Fort Libéria - Pyrénées catalanes © CRTL Occitanie

A trip through a sunny land with unique character 

Train Jaune © CRTL Occitanie

The train will take you to the heart of French Catalonia, a land with a proud soul and sumptuous landscapes. 

Cerises du Roussillon © CRTL Occitanie

Apricot, peach and cherry orchards of the Roussillon region set the scene for some geological wonders unlike any other in France.

With the dramatic silhouette of the Canigó, the Catalans' sacred mountain, as a backdrop. 

Pyrénées catalanes © CRTL Occitanie / C.Guérin

Leaving from the Mediterranean city of Perpignan, you'll head towards the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees Regional Nature Park ... 

Village d'Eus - Pyrénées catalanes © CRTL Occitanie

... to fill your eyes with its natural and architectural wonders.

The Pays Catalan line 

Perpignan – Villefranche-de-Conflent 

  • Journey with stopovers: 5 days.
  • Non-stop journey: 47 min.
  • On-board service: bicycles allowed.
  • Best seats: On the left, forward-facing. 

Tips for travellers  

In Perpignan: Enjoy being “at the centre of the world”, because this is the Perpignan railway station as seen by the great Salvador Dali. 

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Site des orgues de l'Ille-sur-Têt - Pyrénées catalanes © H.Zell

In Ille-sur-Têt: Walk 30 minutes from the station to discover the incredible natural site of the Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt, whose ochre colours soak up the sun. 

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Prades © Office de Tourisme de Prades

In Prades: In this village clad in pink Conflent marble, step into Saint-Pierre church to see the spectacular work of Catalan sculptor Josep Sunyer.  

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In Villefranche-de-Conflent: Taste a few Catalan specialities after taking a stroll through this fortified village, voted on the “Plus beaux villages de France” list.

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Connections

 

Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Pays Catalan line

From Perpignan:

From Villefranche-de-Conflent

 

Bus lines with connection to the Pays Catalan line

In Perpignan

  • liO bus line to Arles-sur-Tech and Quillan 

Practical information