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Fortress of Salses

66600 Salses-Le-Chateau, France
0468386013
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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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“guided tour” (31 reviews)
“worth a visit” (6 reviews)
“two hours” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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66600 Salses-Le-Chateau, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Audio guide useful and interesting, also the tour guide takes you around at least half the fortress, explaining the reason for the building. There is only a small amount of free parking nearby, but there is a pay parking slot a short walk away. Car...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped there on the way back from the beach (Canet en Roussillon) for what we thought would be a quick look at yet another castle... we were very wrong! We left our car in front of a local shop selling wine. This was free...More

Thank M_Steph_L
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very impressive structure which is very complete. The tour was interesting and definitely the best parts of the fortress are only accessible with a tour. The tour is in French, but the main messages are understandable with only a rudimentary knowledge of the language. The...More

Thank ST_11
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Bety well preserved/ restored. No audio guides and the toyr only spoke french. Even part of the englidh hand out wad still in french ! Got to love Em

Thank Daviddentman
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We purchased a joint ticket with Fontfroide Abbey which was good value. The fortress is an impressive building and there is information available in multiple languages to explain what each area is. There was a guided tour available for areas not accessible on your own,...More

Thank CJN80
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Impressive castle. Must see. The guided tour was in french. But should have been in english as well, since we do not understand french

Thank Diderik123
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had passed the interesting shaped fortress many times on the autoroute, and it's less than 40 minutes away, but it was my stepdaughter who spurred us to visit. What an impressive structure, especially the design, considering it was 500 years ago. From the defenses...More

Thank RickAdamsABC
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Architecturally magnificent structure. This is not your typical French chateau as it was built by the Spanish strictly for military purposes so you won't see any elegant design or beautiful artistry - stricly a functional military structure. What is there is really a testament to...More

Thank Pepperman92
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice & interesting. God explanations from the staff. Not far away from the beach A good idea is to visit it at 4:00 to have better temperatures.

Thank BernardGE
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We decided to have a liesurely day off and get the train from Narbonne to Salses to visit the the Fortress of Salses le Chateau. It was a great experience. The entrance fee of 8 euro included a guided tour of areas which are normally...More

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