We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Superb view

It’s quite a walk up to fort Liberia from the station and 800 steps down but well worth the trip... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
via mobile
Relatively short hike with excellent views & history

Fort Liberia combines a short, but slightly challenging hike, excellent views of the mountains, and... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Daniel W
Nantes, France
Read all 299 reviews
All photos (309)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“per adult”(3 reviews)
“walk up”(3 reviews)
66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
+33 4 68 96 34 01
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 December 2015

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Interesting bit of history. Must take jeep to Fort but can come down a corridor of stairs which takes a while but is good exercise and ads to the ambience of the experience. This is a great...More

2  Thank piscesgirl001
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 June 2013

This is a Vauban fort built a couple of hundred metres above the fortress at Villefrance Conflens. It takes 20-30 minutes from the town up a steep path or you can climb the 750 steps in a cavern. There is also a free shuttle bus....More

1  Thank SergeLourie
Reviews (299)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews worth the climb per adult walk up challenging climb underground tunnel land rover take your time different levels train station steps jeep cell staircase track descend drawbridge walls
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

It’s quite a walk up to fort Liberia from the station and 800 steps down but well worth the trip. Superb views and a useful self guide

Thank steve110
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Fort Liberia combines a short, but slightly challenging hike, excellent views of the mountains, and even some interesting history. It's fairly affordable as an excursion, and well-organized so that you never feel particularly cramped by other tourists. There's a little cafe on top to get...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Walked up the footpath then came back down through the tunnel. Passed a few people who were struggling as I don't think they were used to walking anywhere! Castle was good to walk around and spend time, plenty of places to sit, very helpful and...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This place is amazing. great use of terrain, angles, and reasobly priced.. Walk up or get a lift from the town. Leave throught the subterranean passage. If you can sneak in that way (there's usually someone on the door to stop you, then do but...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great experience for the family. We hiked up the path (with three young kids under 5), which was quite arduous in the heat - so take some water. Not a physically challenging climb if you're reasonably fit - especially if you take your time. I...More

Thank wizardofoz1974
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to walk up rather than be driven and have to say the breathtaking scenery made it worth while. The views when you arrive are great and the team that work there very helpful and friendly . Coming down you walk through a tunnel...More

Thank Chivmeister
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a visit when in Villefranche. A Land Rover will take you up the Pyrenees or alternatively you can walk 734 steps through the mountain. Barely any tourists in October so I was alone to descend the 734 steps, which could be...More

Thank Globetrekking2013
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

At €6 per adult its a worth while attraction if in Villefranche-de-Conflent. You can pay at the tourist centre or at a desk just after the bridge and crossing of the walk way. There are actually 734 steps in the 1000 steep stairs that lead...More

1  Thank sprinty187
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The fort's location high above Villefrance-de-Conflent requires non-trivial effort to reach it. I have seen families with young children make the walk up, but it takes at least 20 minutes for anyone except the most athletic travelers. The climb is worth it: There are several...More

Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Even though it was a very hot day this fortress did not disappoint. The layer upon layer of fortifications were truly mind blowing and one could see why Louis XIV had his greatest builder of fortresses Vauban construct this to guard the 3 valleys which...More

1  Thank Tim_n_Soph
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Auberge du Cedre
33 reviews
.29 km away
Hotel Le Mas Fleuri
126 reviews
4.76 km away
Hotel Princess
212 reviews
5.16 km away
Hotel Hexagone
70 reviews
5.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16 nearby restaurants
1,000 reviews
.35 km away
363 reviews
.36 km away
Le Grill la Senyera
291 reviews
.41 km away
La Pizzeria des Remparts
256 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 10 nearby attractions
201 reviews
4.33 km away
Les 3 Grottes
20 reviews
5.00 km away
La Caravelle du Conflent
26 reviews
5.24 km away
Thermes de Vernet Les Bains
230 reviews
5.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fort Liberia staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines