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Le Fort Saint Elme

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Address: Le Fort Saint Elme, 66190 Collioure, France
Phone Number: 06 64 61 82 42
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Beautiful view even on a windy day!

We parked in the town on waterfront. The tourist info was all the way around the old fort, (opposite side of hike to Ft Elme) so we just headed towards the windmill and ft Elme... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
43 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We parked in the town on waterfront. The tourist info was all the way around the old fort, (opposite side of hike to Ft Elme) so we just headed towards the windmill and ft Elme high on left side as we faced town. (Backs to waterfront). There is a little sign post on the street corner (of wine cave Dominicain)showing... More 

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Toulouse, France
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Worth the walk for the views to the coast and Collioure to the north and Port Vendres to the south. The trail is steep and you do need good footwear as the path is rocky along the vineyard terraces. One route passes through the olive tree terraces and allows a visit to the restored windmill, used to make the olive... More 

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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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