One of the most remarkable sites in Catalonia is the village of Castelnou, as five other villages in the Pyrénees Orientales, it is classified amongst the most beautiful villages of France.

Start by taking a break on the Col’s carpark. Open wide your eyes and you will see in the background the mythical mount Canigou (9136ft /2784.66m) and in the forefront the village and its viscontal castle. Let your imagination take over, you are in another era when Castelnou was the capital of the Vallespir viscountcy.