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Le Fort Saint Elme

Le Fort Saint Elme, 66190 Collioure, France
06 64 61 82 42
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Collioure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It is a nice hike up to their, from the town, it sits on top of the mountain, that is actually the start of the Pyrenees. On the hike up there you will pass the old wind mill, which is kind of neat, there is drinking water their, and places to sit, the trail is a little rocky after the... More

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Toulouse, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We decided to hike up to the fort because we wanted a little exercise. Next time, I'll bring some hiking shoes as the path was pretty washed out and you are definitely hiking, it's not a little walk. The views that others have written about ARE spectacular. Collioure is really a charming beautiful little town tucked away. We arrived on... More

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Calgary, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As a child I was fascinated by building forts. I was constantly looking for great sites to build my forts. The owner of this fort is the coolest person I don't know. Honestly, who can say "my summer home is a medieval fort that overlooks the Mediterrean"? Decided to make a day trip to Collioure, and once we entered the... More

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Alvaston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We climbed up there on a fairly warm day and the views were outstanding down to Collioure and along the coast. What would have been nice was a little cafe at the top to sit and have a cold drink but there was only a vending machine once you were inside the fort, and you had to have the right... More

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Cotswolds
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We climbed up here on quite a hot day, but the views were really worth it. Wonderful to walk than rather than take the tourist train & worth the stunning view looking back down over Collioure.

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Rouen, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A very interesting and well documented presentation of centuries of european history and wars. Definitely, a private castle to visit, for both its cultural value and the tremendous landscape over Collioure.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There are some great views available from this privately owned castle above both Coullioure and port vendres. Sitting out of the way it is still rather difficult to get to as it would have been in the days it was built.

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Port-Vendres, France
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful views. Clean and well maintained. Tabards and swords for the kids. Lots of information in several languages. Good exhibits. Worth a visit. Would recommend.

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Perth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well worth the "tram" trip up (the road is pretty bumpy) with great views over Collioure. We were there for a wedding and the vista looking east was a spectacular backdrop. A rain front forced a retreat into the castle proper which ended up being an unexpected education into the history of the castle.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved the walk and the history once we arrived at the fort. Some of the path is rocky and dangerous for anyone who might be unsure of their footing. Wear a good pair of walking shoes!

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