Amélie-les-Bains - Palalda -Montalba
At the heart of Vallespir...
Situated in the average valley of Tech, in 30 kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea ( alt.230m ). Amélie-les-Bians-Pallada-Montalba coquettishly sits on the Southern hillside of the Canigou, at the heart of Vallespir, between hills more than mountains, in slopes all of sweetness and moderation. Thanks to such natural conditions doubled by the beneficial virtue of wholesome waters, it is normal that, always, Amélie-les-Bains was a renowned place not missing letters respectability.
The comune groups three different urban areas(conglomerations), Les Bains (city center), medieval village of Palalda rattaché in 1942 and hamlet of Montalba connected in 1962.
Tradition and modernity
The coat of arms of the city is due to Georges Lavagne's pencil which gathered the symbols of the diverse sections of the municipality. Amélie is represented by her Patron saint, martyred Saint Quentin, celebrated on October 31st. Saint Quentin's effigy holding of a hand the palm of the martyr and the other one a gushing source gets loose on a blue bottom symbolizing the part of the municipality where from spring sources. Palalda is represented to it by its two towers which characterize this medieval village.
The weapons of the city appear on red bottom symbolizing the exposed to the sun hillside. This geographical notion confirms the double vocation of the health and climatic resort.
The blazon blood now testifies of the profound attachment of the city in the Catalan traditions and, although she(it) bears the name of queen Amélie, wife of Louis-Philippe, king of French people, she(it) keeps(guards) living her(its) folklore and her(its) traditions.
The ID card of the municipality:
Population: 3683 inhabitants ( 2007 )
Gentilic: Améliens, Améliennes; Paladéens, Paladéennes
Zip code: 66110
Height: 230 meters
Address and Coordinates: 42°28 ' 34 " / 2°40 ' 21 "East
M.RAYNAL Alexandre (Maire)
Mme LEGENDRE DELMAU Maguy (adjointe au tourisme)
Opening city hall:
From Monday to Friday from 8:45 am till 12:00 am and from 1:30 pm till 6:00 pm (5:00 pm on Friday)
Saturday from 9:00 am till 12:00 am
Tél : +33(0)4 68 39 00 24
Fax : +33(0)4 68 39 06 46
The main center of interests:
The thermal establishments
The village of Palalda
The environment and a protected natural frame(executive)