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Fortress of Salses

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Address: 9 Nr N, 66600 Salses-Le-Chateau, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 38 60 13
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Salses fortress was built between 1497 and 1504 by the Spaniards to protect...

Salses fortress was built between 1497 and 1504 by the Spaniards to protect their northern province of Roussillon which was finally conquered by France in 1642. Behind the defensive walls the complex fortress features buildings on three to six levels linked by a maze of corridors and walkways. The fort incorporates three independent sections: the living quarters, battlements and the keep. Open: > 1st June to 30th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. > 1st October to 31st May: from 10 am to 12.15 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Spectacular fortress

This was an unexpected visit en route to elsewhere. What a find. This incredible fortress is stunning and well worth a visit. We didn't have time to do it justice, but after... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unexpected visit en route to elsewhere. What a find. This incredible fortress is stunning and well worth a visit. We didn't have time to do it justice, but after walking round the exterior we were astounded by the dimensions of it. If at all possible we will return to view the interior aspect.

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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited the winery as part of our wine tour with bordovino and we had a great time there. Our guide, that wellcomed us on site was very calm and nice lady that speaks perfect English, she explained us the history of the place and showed us the outside buildings with garden, lake and all of the things. We... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Spectacular with lots to see and a long fascinating history of construction, repair, alteration and adaption as well as great sieges. Would have liked to see more of it including more of the battlements and preferably without a guide as parts you can only visit with the tour they lay in free. Why on earth though do the guides only... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's very unique and you must see this massive structure. A lot of people died there and a lot of stories are explained through the visit. Difficult to see from the street when you look from it, as it was build in a special deeper location, well done. Was disturbed a children and baby, crying and playing while the guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Excellent Fort to visit , comprenhensive leaflet in english , but primarily all in French apart from some notice boards , guided tour takes you to the first level of the fort , with a tour of the battlements , and the main keep area ,extensive areas to explore , including some modern art installations within the fortifications ,( some... More 

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Nulles, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

visit this in the morning, too hot in the afternoon ! Take the guided tour, it's for free, otherwise you will miss a lot of info. Free entry for the kids. After 2 hours visit, we had seen it all

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The fortress is located close to the highway. There is free parking in front and a bigger paid parking close by. If you go you have to go on the guided tour. Otherwise you will miss the best parts. It does not matter if the tour is in French, just bring the pamplet in English that are available at the... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a very well preserved fort which was built in early 1500's and expanded in the next century. There is a lot to see but you need to take a tour to see it all since about half the fort is only available unless you go on a tour. The only problem is all the tours are in French.... More 

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Beaumaris, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the fortress in the morning and were told that a tour would happen in 30 minutes but it was in French. We decided against it at first as we do not speak much French. Took a walk around the fascinating buildings but discovered some sections require you to go on the tour. So we did that. It took... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful building with a violent history - well worth the few euros to look around. Make sure you do the tour as there are parts you won't get to see otherwise as they're high up with very low walls. We just turned up so did the tour in French and I translated for my family. But if you let... More 

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