City of History, City of Art.
There is at least a 1000 years of recorded history here in the High Vallespir. Among the narrow winding streets and alleys of Prats de Mollo in this timemless medieval fortified town, presided over by the fort designed in part by Vauban, you will discover beautifully quaint old houses with ornate wrought iron railings, balconies, cantilever arched doorways, just as they were three centuries ago.
Religious and military heritage in Prats de Mollo la Preste
- 66230 PRATS-DE-MOLLO-LA-PRESTE Located on the road to Col d' Ares, the ruins of the Holy alter of Saint Marguerite and the adjoining old people's home, dating from the XIII° century, constitute one of the rare testimonies to the medieval old people's homes in the mountains of the area. The site was registered as a Historic building in April 2009 and is located on the path of the 'Retirada', The view from this site is exceptional.
- 66230 PRATS-DE-MOLLO-LA-PRESTE Alter dating from the XVII° century decorated with paintings and stained glasses by Jean Lareuse on sale in a booklet for 10EUR from the tourist office published by the association ' friends of the Chapel of Saints Juste and Ruffine'
- 66230 PRATS-DE-MOLLO-LA-PRESTE Located on the left bank of the Tech, the walled city is divided in two by the torrent of Guillem which crosses perpendicularly. On the one hand, the lower town is home to ancient manors, church, town house of the seventeenth and shops. Streets steep and winding streets lined by narrow houses give the city high, once dominated by the "royal castle", a medieval aspect..
Mairie - 66230 PRATS-DE-MOLLO-LA-PRESTE Situated at an altitude of 1540m, the Mir Tower is mentioned for the first time in the XIV century. This signal tower made it possible to police the border of Ares and to communicate by means of fires or smoke with the Towers of Cabrenç, Cos and Guardia (in the center of Fort Lagarde). From the tower site there are splendid panoramic views of the peaks and the valley, as far as the sea. This building was restored during the winter of 2009 and found its original splendour with the rebuilding of its outer walls. The installation of solar panels permits night illumination of the tower.