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Sur les traces de Walter Benjamin et de la Retirada

In the footsteps of Walter Benjamin and the exiles of the Retirada. Magnificent views await you.


Architecture, Flora, History, Coastline, Mountain, Viewpoint, Summit

Bring good hydration and a picnic for this hike, which is a bit long and difficult in places. Hat and windbreaker are required. Watch the weather forecast before you go. Be sure to bring back your waste. Respect nature!

You have two options for this hike, either do it in its entirety and take the train to Port-Bou for the return trip, or go as far as the Col des Bélitres to go down to Cerbère and take the shuttle (line 546) to 1€ for the return trip to Banyuls-sur-mer.
Go left out of the car park, at the level of the bridge, go left on avenue Pierre de Marca. Arrive at Place Abel Pagès, go to the Lisa and Hans Fittko memorial.
Continue on boulevard des evadés de France.
Go down a few steps, cross the bed of the Vall Auger river.
Continue on the paved road which passes near the Mas Guillaume (XNUMXth century mas seigneurial) to reach the Col del Bast.
 Take the path opposite which rises in the hill
From the Col de Rumpissar, take the ridge path on the left towards the Querroig tower, continue towards the Col de la Fareille and the Col des Bélistres
At the pass, turn left towards Port-Bou on the GR-92.
After the tourist information point, continue on the rambla and take the street on the right after the restaurant "Voramar. Then take the first street on the left and climb the stairs to the pujada del Mirador again on the left. Arrival at the Memorial by Walter Benjamin.

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