Get off the beaten track! Rich in history from all periods, the Pyrenees-Orientales offer many unique places of interest for tourists. We present you some exciting destinations, easily accessible from the campsite Les Flamants Roses.
Abandoned village of Opoul-Perillos
A place filled with mystery, fascinating with medieval charm. Uninhabited for almost 60 years, Perillos is an ancient village of Roman origin, which became a seigniory in the 14th century. Its name derives from the Catalan perelloner, pear tree with almond leaves. Legend has it that the treasure of Abbé Saunière of Rennes-le-Château is buried here. Overwhelmed by epidemics and wars, the village was gradually emptied of its inhabitants until the last one, a shepherd who left in 1970.
The water still flows there, 17 centuries after its construction!
A Gallo-Roman building consisting of 29 arches, it is 170 m long and 15 m high.
It is a symbol of the Roman presence in the ancient province of Narbonnaise, impressive for its architecture and high level of conservation, it has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1974.
Megaliths of Belesta
The mystery remains about the dolmen of Moli del Vent or the menhir of Peyre Drete, huge vestiges that line the hinterland. The dolmen is in an excellent state of conservation. The slab that covers it is said to weigh about ten tons. As for the Celtic menhir, it was broken by a treasure hunter but was originally 4 m high.
History and discovery enthusiasts? Your next holiday is going to be amazing at Les Flamants Roses campsite!