We are located 2.5 km from the village, our GPS coordinates are: N 42.56173; E 2.93471 or return to Town: Saint Genis des Fontaines, Street: Castell de Bles (spelling may vary Casteil example).
The village of Saint-Genis des Fontaines is best known for its Romanesque church, Saint-Michel. The Benedictine Abbey was founded around 800 AD by Sentimir. Destroyed in the tenth century, it was rebuilt over the following decades.
All around our beautiful village, you will discover:
Gothic, Romanesque an Baroque Art
The cathedral and the cloister in Elne, the abbey – Saint Martin du Canigou, the priories of Serrabone and Marcevol, the Church of St. Pierre in Prades, etc.
The fortress of Salses, Villefranche de Conflent and Fort Libéria, and the Madeloc and Massane guard towers. A one hour drive you will take you to the Cathar castles, Peyrepertuse and Quéribus.
Capital of the ancient kingdom of Mallorca.
Ceret is a must with its Museum of Modern Art and numerous galleries, not to mention its archaeological museum and lively festivals (the San Ferréol feria and fiesta).
This renowned village on the Côte Rocheuse, immortalized by numerous artists (including Picasso and Matisse), will seduce you with its castle, its history and animations (art galleries, Saint Vincent festival).
The little yellow train, linking the Haut Conflent with the Plateau Cerdan, connects Villefranche de Conflent with Latour de Carol.
Spain is only 17 km away and on the other side of the border you can discover typical villages like Cadaques, Callella and Tossa del Mar not to mention Gerona and Figueres with its Dali Museum. Don’t hesitate to ask us to recommend restaurants where you can enjoy the local cuisine including fish, paella, zarzuela, parillada and others.
Classical or modern music can be heard at the many festivals and concerts in the department (Les Estivales and Jazzèbre in Perpignan, Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Déferlantes in Argeles). You can have a list of the current festivities by clicking on « Recent Posts ».