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What to see, what to do Andorra?

The 10 good reasons to go Andorra

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High altitude gastronomy

Where it's cold, we eat solidly! Andorran cuisine is straightforward and mountainous

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Hikes at will

Three long-distance hiking trails, endless paths and refuges: let's go!

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The ski paradise

Good powder, two large ski areas and freestyle facilities!

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ATV

The green valleys reveal a thousand and one mountain paths in the summer

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Enchanting landscapes

The landscapes are sometimes steep and vertiginous, sometimes open and bucolic.

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Hotels galore

Small century-old inn, cosy chalet, luxury hotel... the hotel offer is immense!

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A Pyrenean fauna

Chamois, isard, mouflon, marmot - typical fauna of the Pyrenees - populate the valleys

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Shopping

A tax-free zone in the heart of Europe, Andorra offers countless bargains

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Thermalism

A spa destination (with Caldea as its icon), the principality is full of spas!

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Traditions

The identity of the land of princes has been forged over 1,000 years and as many traditions

What to visit Andorra?

Interview

Interview: My Andorra

By Martin Fouquet, author of the guide

Originally from the west of Paris, Martin Fouquet, as soon as he graduated in philosophy, headed for Latin America and then the Caribbean, before travelling through several regions of Africa, India and Asia. A regular writer for the Petit Futé for almost 10 years, he continues to share his impressions and tips with readers with the same enthusiasm!

See the video of the interview

Good to know to visit Andorra

Timetable Timetable

Museums and cultural institutes are generally open from 10am in Andorra and close between 6pm and 7pm depending on the season and the establishment (usually a little later on Saturdays).

To be booked To be booked

It is mainly to participate in guided tours (museums, neighborhoods, natural areas, etc.) that it is advisable to make a prior reservation.

Budget & Tips Budget & Tips

While many cultural sites are free in Andorra, many others are not and usually cost between 3 and 10 € (maximum). The good plan here is the PassMuseu! The Andorra Tourist Office has set up this cultural passport which allows you to benefit from preferential rates for visiting many of the Principality's museums. The price is set at 2.50 € and entitles the holder to a 50% discount on the price of admission to three museums of their choice from the twenty or so in the country: the Motorcycle Museum, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Tobacco Museum, the Thyssen Museum of Andorra, etc. To take advantage of this discount, you must present this passport at the entrance of the chosen museum. Each passport is personal and non-transferable, and each discount coupon is valid for a different museum. In each museum, your PassMuseu will be stamped to validate the discount. A brief description of each museum is also included. You can obtain it at any of the eight tourist offices throughout the territory.

More information at: www.visitandorra.com/fr/culture/passmuseu-d-andorre

Main events Main events

Andorra is a land of traditions with a fairly Catholic background: the national holiday, 8 September, is that of the Virgin of Meritxell, patron saint of the Andorran valleys. Most of the towns and villages in the Principality celebrate her patron saint every year, but Andorra also has other traditional events, whether they are rooted in the country's rural past or in pagan traditions, such as St John's Day. Large-scale sporting competitions and other cultural festivals complete the Andorran calendar.

Guided tours Guided tours

Many museums and interpretation centres offer a guided tour service in French (to be booked in advance) as well as audio guides. Andorra has no shortage of professional mountain guide agencies for more sporting expeditions in the mountains.

Smokers Smokers

Smoking is not allowed in museums. In open-air and natural areas, it is the responsibility of smokers not to disturb non-smokers and to leave the areas clean.

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