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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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  • A former Spanish fortress in France, which was very modern at the time of its creation. We did a tour in French, it was still entertaining, even though we got only a small part. Who is in the area should allow a visit not to be missed.
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  • We have passed this fortress covered in cranes for so long that we were keen to visit now the works are finished. We didn't realize they like you to join a tour and so we arrived just after 11am. Howe...  more »
  • Visit of an hour, but with an excellent guide that soak you up this place, military fort in the year 1500, well cared for home visits. We were 14 friends, we spent a nice time. Certainly not a remake, but to do. Patrice.
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  • It is necessary to see the top of the Castle go with the Guide. Which although sympathetic only speaks English and Spanish. Otherwise the visit is recommended, although a little expensive. 7' €5
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  • Visit this monument was very interesting with the guided tour that explains very well the history of this fortress. Hand in free visit, it lacks explanation and guidance. I learned a lot of things and the kids were happy.
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  • The good thing is that the castle is very nice and is easy to park the car. Bad thing is that you have to pay a 7.5e (for under 25 in the EU is free) to enter and inside there is very little to see, also most of the castle is taught in a guided tour offering only in French. In short, this well stroll out etc, but on the inside it is too expensive and not worth it.
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  • Impressive fortress which worth visiting.
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  • Superb fortress militairr with a guide who gives us want to listen to it
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