The fortified farmhouse of Les Founts ("springs" in Catalan) is located on a promontory 3 km south of the municipality of Calce, on which it depends.
Its existence is attested to at the end of the 9th century. For reasons that are still unknown, this embryonic village did not develop much, becoming a farm in the 16th century. Today, the base of the northern wall, a medieval settlement and the Romanesque church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, first mentioned in 1119, are still visible.
With its single nave and its apse to the east, equipped with a defensive elevation, its architecture brings it closer to Saint-Paul-le-Vieux. Remains of frescoed decoration are still visible in the window sills. Two items that have been deposited could come from the church: an old altar table made of Baixas marble, and a baptismal font, also made of marble, of truncated cone shape and from the Romanesque period.
Safety informationIn cas of emergency: 112.
Tips and hints
to go further, visit Perpignan Méditerranée Website.
Getting thereVia D900 (airport), D5g and D5f (Peyrestortes), D614 (Baixas), D18 (Calce). Or Via D117 (Perpignan-Foix axis) to Estagel then D1 and D18 (Calce). Tourist information panel near the restaurant
ParkingParking close to the square.
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- Even in summer, take along hiking clothes suitable for all weathers, walking shoes suitable for the terrain and your feet, a backpack, essential accessories (water bottle, knife, first aid kit, torch, compass, hat) and walking sticks.
- Remember to take enough water, avoid drinking water from streams.
- Take energy foods rich in proteins, carbohydrates and fructose such as cereal bars, fruit pastes and dried fruit.