Chateau de Castelnou, Castelnou

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The Château de Castelnou (also called the Château Vicomtal) is a medieval castle in the commune of Castelnou (Catalan: Castellnou dels Aspres) in the French département of Pyrénées-Orientales.

The village of Castelnou takes its name from the castle. The Latin castellum novum became in Catalan castell nou, the "new castle".

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  • You walk up the steep cobbled streets of Castelnou and beyond to the chateau were you find a sign - closed. And it has been since October 2017, with no additional information. There should have been....  more »
  • Came to see the castle, but discovered it is closed permanently. Apparently for sale for 1 Euro, it was closed as the current owner doesn’t/isn’t able to meet the safety standards required...  more »
  • Parking is a bit of an issue close to the Chateau, however there is parking just down the hill a little way, which is cheap. Parking nearby is located at 42.618186, 2.701701. There is tour guide...  more »
  • Picturesque village and castle, timeless place! I feel like I'm in a fairytale each time I come here.
  • Lovely place great views
  • Really lovely castle, great scenery unfortunately it was closed for work when we tried to revisit two weeks ago but the village of Castelnou is definitely worth seeing. There are some great craft shops, bars and restaurants. We visited in October and May and had no problems parking either time. A must visit!
  • Great location but unfortunately closed for renovation, and you only find out after climbing a steep hill.....
  • Very impressive castle on top of a mountain wich overlooks two valleys. The ruins are majestic.

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