Font Romeu — ski resort with a friendly micro-climate
Mont-Louis — a walled town at 1600 metres heavily fortified by Vauban in the late 17th century, still extensively used by the French army. between here and Olette lies perhaps the most scenic section of the route of Le petit train jaune
Vernet-les-Bains — the small village of Casteil is on the road above this and is the nearest access point for the monastery of Saint Martin du Canigou. The even smaller village of Fillols with a beautiful Romanesque church is a pleasing walk away from Vernet-les-Bains.
Villefranche-de-Conflent — perfectly walled village and the eastern terminus of Le Petit Train Jaune, a highly scenic stretch of rail with wonderful viaducts
Perpignan is easily accessible by train from NE Spain and from Paris and southern France. There is also an airport. The A9 Autoroute connects to the AP7 at the border with Spain, while it also connects with the Autoroute entre Deux Mers (A61) and the A75 from Paris