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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 10 Attractions in Collioure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Paris, France
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749 reviews 749 reviews
410 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic views from all directions from this fort particularly of the beautiful bay of collioure. Take the little white train if you can't manage a steep walk.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I love old castles and this was wonderful for me. It was not as easy to get to as the Royal Castle in the harbor area. We did not want to walk up so we took a taxi which was a little scary, as we met a couple of cars coming down the single lane road up and had to... More

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dorking
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Lovely views once you reached the top but walk up via the interesting windmill only very limited opening but the sails were put up while we were there. Castle is impressive and vast and dominates the town.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very picturesque port and beautiful scenery. Loved the historic buildings and beaches nearby. Great restaurants and plenty of places to eat out. The market on Wednesday is well worth a visit. Highly recommend this place in the South of France. .

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Aarhus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The walk up there is envigorating, the view from the top is great, the Castle itself very interesting, but the view from Fort Saint Elme by night is exhilarating!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Take the little train or go by car unless you want a gruelling hike up to the fort. It's worth it, though. The views are amazing and inside the fort there is a fine display of military information

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