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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salses-Le-Chateau using our trip planner.
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  • Take the guided tour. It gives you access to areas that are not accessible to the general visits. Our guide was also very very good. Our tour was in French. In early November it is nice and quiet.....  more
    Take the guided tour. It gives you access to areas that are not accessible to the general visits. Our guide was also very very good. Our tour was in French. In early November it is nice and quiet.....  more »
  • I went to Forte de Salse because my son, who was living near Perpignan at the time but I wasn't especially interested. Wow! When we arrived I was astonished by this amazing Fortress. It is built... 
    I went to Forte de Salse because my son, who was living near Perpignan at the time but I wasn't especially interested. Wow! When we arrived I was astonished by this amazing Fortress. It is built...  more »
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  • Such an awesome place to visit. I wish I knew French as the tour is French only speaking. Lower part of the fortress can be visited without a guide but the upper part of the fortress is guided tour only and I highly recommend it.
  • We arrived quite late during the day and since neither of us spoke french very well and another tour just started one of the tourguides, a very nice lady, just did a spontaneous tour in English. We would like to rate the Fortress experience a 5 star rating, but the lady really knocked it out of the park and created a special moment for us. Thank you for the tour and the nice chats.

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