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Château de Salses, Salses-Le-Chateau

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Battlefield Historic Site
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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  • 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 -...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • A fascinating fortress with plenty to see. Make sure you take the guided tour included in the entry price as this will give you access to some restricted areas of the site. Even if you do not speak french the tour is still worth taking.
  • Very good historical place. Sad that they didn't try to decorate small
  • Interesting historic place. But too expensive for the entrance
  • It is NOT a catalán fortress but a SPANISH fortresss. It was builtaby Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille (The catholic kings under whom America was discovered ) when that part of Europe belonged to Spain ( NOT Catalonia )
  • Very interesting site and visit well framed by the explanations of the guides. The fortress has been through history and there is what discover it! The site is large and the tour requires some time to go through stairs and narrow passages. We enjoyed the side "atypical" of the building which is worth a certain look!
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