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Eus is a typical Catalan mountain village. It is situated at an altitude of 387 metres on the south facing slope of a mountain in the Conflent Area of French Catalogne. It is noted for being a viewing point for the Catalan’s sacred mountain, Mount Canigou which rises to 2784 metres immediately opposite the village.
Eus is one of France's most beautiful villages - Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Eus smells of the aromas of orchards, ancient olive groves and guarrigue. Built in a terrace shape, sheltered from the wind, its name comes from the green oaks (yeuses) that border the village.

The houses are generally constructed of local rock and timber and each is unique in design and construction. This provides a varied and pleasing ambience and the village is noted as being a favoured spot for artists and poets.
On the top of the village is the church of St Vincent which was constructed in 1739 using the stone from the remains of the medieval fortress.
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Dédiée à Saint-Vincent, elle a été édifiée entre 1726 et 1743 sur l'emplacement de l'ancienne chapelle du château, Notre-Dame de la Volta (XVIIIe siècle). Les travaux furent dirigés par le maître maçon d'Estagel, François Morato. Elle est typique des églises de notre région par sa nef unique de chapelles latérales blotties entre les contreforts. Le somptueux retable du maître-autel a été exécuté par Paul Sunyer (le frère de Joseph, l'auteur des retables de Prades et de Collioure), aidé de Louis Baixa (1735-1736). On peut y voir, les statues de la vierge à l'enfant du XVIIIe siècle.

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