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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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  • Children free between €8. Visit 45 min.simple and friendly. Nice with the outside heat
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  • The castle of salses is a fort on the today french territory but once Spanish Spanish. The tour is very interesting, this fortress was built at an important moment in the transformation of defence of fortified places systems. It is possible to access the national road or highway through the area that bears his name.
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  • It looks like Vauban but it is not. Unlike the Cathar castles, the fortress n is not built on a rocky peak. However, it remains impressive to see. Attention arriving, if we follow the signposted route one lands on a 2eur municipal parking. If you look more closely, just behind, free parking and closer to the site is present. In the fortress to make a free tour that is worth it. Great nice guide. Small game in the form of questions for children. Attention remember to take water by high temperatures. Minus the price of the entrance but possibility of slight reduction with the heritage pass.
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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
  • Beautiful place, nice maintained
  • 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 )

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