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La Retirada and the Paths of Exile

In the footsteps of exiles who fled oppression during the Retirada and during the war of 39-45.

Crossing

Provide water, walking shoes, windbreaker (regardless of the time of year) and cap. Be careful above the cliffs of Cerbère. Return your waste.

Leave the Cerbère Tourist Office and follow the D914 to the Cerbère photovoltaic lighthouse.
Bypass the lighthouse, take the marked path which rises to the left above the cliffs.
Arrived at Puig de Cerbère, go to the right following the path and cross the D914.
At the old border post, turn right and go up to see the Retirada memorial on the hill. Continue and take the marked path on the left which descends towards Port-Bou.
Arrived at Port-Bou, continue on the GR-92. Head towards the beach and the "Passeig de Sardana".
At the corner of the "Voramar" restaurant turn right then take the first left, climb the stairs and go right following the signs "Walter Benjamin Memorial.

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