Fourques is a village of Aspres situated in the upper valley of the Réart, called here “la Galcerana”.
Its history is linked to the Middle Ages, when Abbot Robert d’ Arles had a “cellera” (fortified fortress) built, which was called “Castell”.
It has a curious and rather rare detail: it was not built around the church dedicated to Saint Martin, as was usually the case, but a few hundred meters away. This Romanesque church with a single nave also houses several baroque altarpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries.
A visit to the church and the old village is essential, you can explore the charming surrounding streets, and the “Castell” which is approached through a door located near the town hall.
Like many Aspres communes, Fourques still has a few houses with the remains of painted eaves.
Highest: 137 meters
16 km southwest of Perpignan
The City Hall is open:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am à 12:00 and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Wednesday and Saturday 9:00 to 12:00