Prats de Mollo la Preste Millennium City …
Prats de Mollo hangs its picturesque streets on the southern foothills of the Canigou High Vallespir . Built on the banks of Tech in a site that overlooks pastures surrounded by mountains , Prats de Mollo , turn royal city fortress marked by the work of Vauban , offers combine hydrotherapy and nature, discovery art and various animations.
Prats -de-Mollo ” GUARDIAN OF VALLESPIR “
Prats was one of the key cities of the border. Ancient city , Prats de Mollo with its weaving workshops and forges experienced a period of prosperity and a strong development of the thirteenth century until the first half of the eighteenth . Its privileged location away from Canigou and Costabonne actually a mecca of hydrotherapy and practice hiking. Today it highlights what it remains a rich and glorious past : an exceptional architectural heritage, it combines with happiness Catalan medieval atmosphere and face reshaped by the work of Vauban. A natural setting : share an area of 14,700 ha, including 6,000 ha of forest, it is the 9th largest municipalities of France .
Intact traditions with secular “Bear celebration” and sardanes that mark the beginning of a very comprehensive program.
Label ” CHARMING VILLAGE IN FRANCE .”
Abandon major congested roads and rediscover with joy the small country roads , villages that have retained their tower , their old stones, their quiet streets, its old-world charm and authentic lifestyle .
These villages were chosen for their beauty, traditional architecture, their charm and remarkable integration in a preserved site.
Rediscover with joy the small country roads dotted with villages that have retained their tower , their old stones, their quiet streets, its old-world charm and authentic lifestyle . ” Guide charming Villages of France ” Editions du Rivage.
Some references :
Prats de Mollo altitude = 735 m. – The Prester 1130 m.
Area = 14,900 hectares ( 9th place in France due to its size ) .
60 km . Perpignan , 45 km from Argelès sur Mer, 13 kms from Spain