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Prugnanes is located in the north of the Pyrenees -Orientales , on the border of Aude, overlooked by limestone ridges that rise up to 910 meters above sea level (Serrat de la Fumada) The whole area is heavily wooded and only a few vines are still grown there.

The village was a possession of the Knights Templar in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and has been part of France since 1258 (Treaty of Corbeil) .

Sparsely populated in the middle ages, the village also suffered from the rural exodus after the Second World War, however the village has undergone quite a bit of repopulation in the past ten years. This renewed vitality has also brought some new developments such as the renovation of the fountain, dated 1854, and the redevelopment of the village square.

The GR36 footpath, a southern variant of the Cathar trail goes through the village, and hikers find a warm welcome at the hostel " Benjamin " other tourists lodge in the various chambres d’hôte guest rooms, the ‘Coussère’ cottage or " les Mimosas” (Gites de France)

At the entrance of the village is an artificial lake and relaxation area, with a BBQ area and an area for playing petanque.


Contact Town Hall


Mayor : Daniel RIEHL

Postal address : Rue de la Mairie 66220 Prugnanes

Téléphone : 04 68 59 10 30

Fax : 04 68 59 13 59

E-mail address :


Opening hours of the Town Hall


Monday : 9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Friday : 9.00 am – 4.30 pm


General information


Names of people prugnanais(e) : « Prugnanols »

Population : 106 people

Area : 1350 hectares


Places of interest to discover


Natural Heritage Knights Templar

Curiosities Fountain, Church, Karstic grotto and tunnels

Special festivals and cultural events

Party 15th August


Practical Information


Acomodation : Bed and Breakfast

Organizations : Comité des fêtes, ACCA, Association AMBOUDUMONDE

Activities, leisures : Possibility to hire a donkey to carry your bags when you go hiking