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Château de Salses, Salses-Le-Chateau
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Spaniards built Château de Salses, a Catalan fortress, in the 15th century to guard the border between France and Spain. The architecture and layout of the fortress represent an unusual example of the design transition between the classic medieval castle and the fortresses of the modern era. French forces captured the fortress in 1642, and it was used as a refuge during the Spanish Civil War. Add Château de Salses and other attractions to your Salses-Le-Chateau trip itinerary using our Salses-Le-Chateau family vacation planner.
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Una visita muy recomendable con mucha historia. Inmejorables vistad desde el torreón. Sólo hechamos en falta un guía en español o catalán...puesto que el castillo y sus tierras fueron en su día catala... read more »A highly recommended visit steeped in history. Unbeatable vistad from the tower. Only facts missing a guide in Spanish or catalan... Since the Castle and its lands were Catalan...show original
L'Histoire de cette forteresse qui se dresse comma une "ancienne porte" entre France et Espagne se dévoile à chaque pas. Enfants ou adultes nous avons pu admirer l’agencement du bâti parfaitement rest... read more »The history of this fortress that stands like an "old gate" between France and Spain is revealed with each step. Children or adults we were able to admire the layout of the building perfectly restored the guide was quality recommended for a rich and pleasant visitshow original
De passage dans le Roussillon nous en avons profité pour visiter la forteresse de Salse. La restauration est très bien faite et vous pourrez même voir l'Espagne si le ciel le permet. Vous pouvez faire... read more »Passage in Roussillon we took the opportunity to visit the fortress of sass. The restoration is very well done and you can even see the Spain sky permitting. You can take the tour with children without problem.show original
Arnaud BarbaryA historic site of Catalonia: this castle is the military track of the former border between the France and the Spain. Its original architecture, in red bricks typical and innovative for the time allowed him to resist many attacks at this strategic location between mountains of Corbières, pond and Mediterranean. Worth a look, even for a view from the outside or the free visit.show original
Jerome magnussWhat pettiness. Many places inaccessible or not lit. No explanatory in the rooms it is forced to guess the use. And above all, the Dungeon is accessible by guided tour, which obliges to go cramer on the ramparts first. A visit which may largely be dispensed.show original
Bertrand patrisThe monument is very nice but unfortunately the top is accessible that guided visit (1 h 30). As we were with small children it was totally it possible. Short was paid to see... the Court. Too bad...show original
Michaël PireMagnificent fortress. Large monument. Provide a good time for the guided tour that provides access to the Interior. Free visit to the large courtyard. Dog not allowed. Full of child games nearby. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Follow don't follow the signs of the municipal car park (€2) while there are places closer.show original
J•P SVisit free bottom (pretty interesting already), and the guided tour (without extra charge) top, but not possible to leave the tour for security reasons (45 min). Attention starting if along the Fossa slightly leaving the main road to the left, you can find beside the pit without barrier (at least 5 meters high), very dangerous for children (and a bit surprising given the prohibition to visit the top without a guide "for security reasons"). Do not follow the town hall for the parking, closer to the more near the castle there is parking just beside, with a new playground for children (with picnic tables, trees are small pur now but it will grow).show original
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