Known as “the Country of the Pyrenees”, Andorra is a co-Principality nestled on the border between France and Spain in the heart of the Pyrenees mountains. With 65 peaks more than 2,000m high, the country is known internationally for its ski resorts, yet the rugged landscape, mountain lakes, steep valleys and sub-Mediterranean climate also make Andorra an ideal summer destination.
Capital: Andorra La Vella
Visa requirements: No visa required
Time zone: GMT + 1
Language: Catalan is the official language. Spanish, French and English are widely spoken
Electricity: 230V and 50Hz
Tipping policy: Around ten per cent of the bill is customary
AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK
Due to its location high up in the mountains, Andorra doesn’t have its own airport. However, there are several international airports within a 125-mile radius: Barcelona, Toulouse, Girona, Lleida, Carcassone, Reus, Perpignan
TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Grandvalira ski resort
Vallnord ski resort
Caldea spa resort
Naturlandia adventure park
Palau de Gel d’Andorra activity centre
Rebel by Cirque du Soleil, June 29 to July 28
Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, March 11-17
Freeride World Tour, March 1-7
La Purito cycling sportive, August 4
Andorra Shopping Festival, December
At least one person in the couple must be a resident
of Andorra to marry here.
Same-sex or LGBTQ couples can have a stable union or civil union.