FORT LIBERIA IN VILLEFRANCHE DE CONFLENT
Perched above the town, this Fort dominates the town and was built by Vauban circa 1680 and reinforced by Napoleon III between 1850 and 1856. Visit: the rampart walk, counterscarp gallery, Chapel, bastions, bread oven, prison, the Fort’s museum that is connected to Villefranche-de-Conflent’s medieval city by a staircase that has 799 steps.
It can be accessed on foot via an archaeological trail (20 min walk).
There is a walkway for the most courageous or by 4 x 4.
The Fort Liberia also houses an exhibition by the Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.