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The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal)

66190 Collioure, France
04 68 82 06 43
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Collioure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Description: An 800-year-old château with great rampart walks, views, and mildly interesting exhibits on local history and contemporary art.
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Vilnius, Lithuania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well it is a big castle, but to tell the truth - nothing special. Of course interesting to see the real historical castle, walk in it, but this is just it. Trakai pilis is more interesting (Lithuania), because there are decorated rooms and guns.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Château Royal de Collioure is a beautiful castle in Collioure, a few kilometers north of the Spanish border. The town of Collioure is on the Mediterranean and the lighting conditions at the port attracts artists, photographers and sight seers. There are nice restaurants and shops all around the Château. The town and the Château are both well worth a stop.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great setting and wonderful views. Real part of French history. Great value for money as well. Very high up.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Royal Castle is an incredible sight to see in the beach town of Collioure, France. It sights along side the Mediterranean sea. Behind the castle are the Pyrenees Mountains and Spain. There are no high-rises in Collioure, so the Castle is the focal point.

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Paris, France
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766 reviews 766 reviews
418 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a wonderful and imposing sight in this little coastal village. Amazing for capturing some great photos.

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

No information boards. No exhibits. No planned route to follow. Both art exhibitions were truly awful. Surely they could do better than that in an extremely popular tourist town. Extremely disappointing. Would not recommend.

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Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
41 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When visiting Collioure, you must visit the Royal Castle with its interesting history of Catalans, Spaniards and Frenchmen. The entrance is only 4 euros for adults, comprising a simple leaflet to guide you. Of course, there is no longer any furniture or paintings in this castle, but interesting exhibitions with contemporary art. Just walk around the castle, discover the scenic... More

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Evreux, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Entry price is very cheap - 4 euros for adult, 2 for students and juniors, The history of the chateau is interesting, with printed, audio and guided tours to choose from. The views from the walls are stunning. Beaches/bays to the front and sides, the hills, vineyards and other castles/towers to the rear. Worth the entry price alone just for... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Well worth a visit , As is Collioure itself. This is one of the few historic sites close by in Collioure and it is a real treat. Dark passages, walls within walls, great views, and interesting history. Very well preserved and easy to get to from harbour area,

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Birmingham, Michigan
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172 reviews 172 reviews
42 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our cruise ship dropped us off in the dreadful Port Vendres. We immediately took the tram to Collioure to visit Le Fort Saint Elme and we were so glad we did. The views from the fort are excellent and its various rooms really give a visiter a good sense of what life may have been like.

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