Baixas is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Baixas is located in the arrondissement of Perpignan. Andrzej Szpilman, polish composer living in Baixas. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE Official site
Néfiach is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Néfiach is located in the arrondissement of Perpignan. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE
Alénya is a commun in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. The village is surrounded by wine fields. Apricot and peach are grown here. Alénya covers an area of 5.34 km2, with 434 inhabitants per km². It is located about 10 km from Perpignan and borders the municipalities of Saint-Nazaire, Canet-en-Roussillon, Saint-Cyprien, Corneilla del Vercol, Théza, Saleilles. Alénya has a Mediterranean climate. Alénya is located in the arrondissement of Perpignan. Alénya was first inhabited by the Celts and was conquered by the Romans in c. 121 BC. It was first mentioned in 904 in a document mentioning towns on the Elne. Before 1214 Alénya was only a small hamlet with little importance; that was the year. A second church which still stands today was built in 1593. Among its attractions is a statue of the Virgin Mary from the fifteenth century. In 1790, the commune of Alénya is included into the canton of Elne part of the Perpignan district, it is moved to the canton of East-Perpignan in 1801, before being included into the canton of Perpignan-3 in 1973 and into the canton of La Côte Radieuse in 1982.
Following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, Alénya is now part of the canton of La Plaine d'Illibéris. The people of Alénya are called Alényanais; the Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie church, built from 1593. The Ortaffa medieval house; the Pedra Martina, a medieval boundary stone. The Pompe Bonne, an old fountain; the former castle and Saint-Martin church of Boaça, both medieval and once located to the west of Alénya, were destroyed in 1974 to build a summer camp. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE commune file
Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. It is situated in the Tech valley, combines the old and the new with a mix of narrow cobbled streets and modern accommodation, it has become a'station verte' meaning that it must strive at all times to ensure that tourists benefit from a calm and natural environment. Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda is located in the arrondissement of Céret, it sits at the confluence of the Mondony with 28.5 miles SSW of Perpignan by road. The town has both a winter and summer season. In the winter season the average temperature is about 10 degrees Celsius, in the summer it is 29 degrees Celsius. Thunderstorms are not infrequent in the area, the telltale signs are small showers throughout the day; the town has numerous sulphur springs. They have been used as baths by illnesses of the lungs. By the end of the 19th century there were two bathing establishments, one of which preserved remains of Roman baths, a large military thermal hospital.
The town called Les-Bains-d'Arles, became Fort-les-Bains in 1670 after the construction of the new castle. It was renamed Amélie-les-Bains in 1840 after Queen Amelia wife of Louis Philippe, she visited the town in 1848, subsequently promoted it. In Catalan it is still called. François Mefler, mayor of Amélie-les-Bains since October 1941, becomes the new mayor of Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda in October 1942, after Amélie-les-Bains and Palalda were united together. Fort-les-Bains, fortress built in 1670 above Amélie-les-Bains. Maximilien Chaudoir: Russian entomologist, died in Amélie-les-Bains. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE commune file Tourist office website Media related to Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda at Wikimedia Commons
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. It is about 25 km from Perpignan. Argelès-sur-Mer is located in the arrondissement of Céret. Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border, it has the longest beach in the Pyrenées Orientales. During World War II, Argelès-sur-Mer was the location of a concentration camp, where up to 100,000 defeated Spanish Republicans were interned next to a windy beach in abysmal sanitary conditions by the French government after the defeat of the Spanish Republic; the refugees streamed to the camp from the winter of 1938/39 after the collapse of the Catalan front following the rebel offensive. Étoile sportive catalane is the rugby union club of Argelès-sur-Mer. BuildingsDolmen of the Collets de Cotlliure Dolmen of the Cova de l'Alarb Dolmen of Sant Pere dels Forquets Chapel of Saint-Jérôme d'Argelès, from the 10th century Church of Saint-Ferréol de la Pava, from the 10th century Parish church of Notre-Dame del Prat, from the 14th to the 20th centuries Church of Sainte-Marie de Torreneules, from the 8th to the 10th centuries Abbey of Valbonne, from the 13th to the 14th centuries Church of Saint-Laurent-du-Mont, from the 12th century Church of Saint-Martin-et-Sainte-Croix, from the 11th or 12th century, the old village of Taxo d'Avall Church of Saint-Pierre dels Forquets, pre-romanesque ruins Castle of Pujols, from the 13th century Massane tower, in the Albera Massif, from the 13th century Castle of Valmy, from the 19th century Casa de l'Albera, museum about the Albera MassifNatural sitesNational nature reserve of the Mas Larrieu National nature reserve of the Massane forest The Bois des pins is the historical pine forest located near the beach front.
Created in the 1860s by the General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales, it still has to this day over 8,000 centenarian pines. Marcelle Narbonne: supercentenarian who lived and died in Argelès-sur-Mer. David Ensor: British lawyer, actor and Labour Party politician and died in Argelès-sur-Mer. Marc Lièvremont: former rugby union footballer raised in Argelès-sur-Mer and former member of the Étoile sportive catalane club. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE commune file Town council website Information in Catalan Encyclopaedia
La Bastide, Pyrénées-Orientales
La Bastide is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. La Bastide is located in the arrondissement of Céret. Mayors Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE
Arboussols is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Arboussols is located in the arrondissement of Prades; the church of Saint Saviour in Arboussols. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE