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The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal)

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Address: 66190 Collioure, France
Phone Number: 04 68 82 06 43
Description: An 800-year-old château with great rampart walks, views, and mildly...
An 800-year-old château with great rampart walks, views, and mildly interesting exhibits on local history and contemporary art.
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Nice fortress

This is a nice middle age fortress, with beautiful sea view. There are small, tortuous casemates and big towers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Debrecen, Hungary
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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The castle has a very interesting history - you are given a guide card on entry so can walk around and understand which parts date from which stage of building. It was great to be able to walk around the main hall building, which is used as an exhibition space, as is the chapel. There are great views of Collioure... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Quite nice to visit whilst having a stay in Collioure. It was a cold day when we decided to visit the buildings of the town.

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Debrecen, Hungary
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a nice middle age fortress, with beautiful sea view. There are small, tortuous casemates and big towers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited Collioure in early December. The fort had a Christmas fair with many shops, food, and activities for kids. It was crowed which made it hard to enjoy the fort for its historical value. Also walked around the beach, light house, and surrounding villa. Totally worth it. Plan on 3-4 hours to fully enjoy it.

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Vantaa, Finland
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We got in free one weekend, not sure why. We didn't get a map, so it was little bit hard to navigate where to go. There are lot's of dead ends that you walk up and then you have to come down the same path. There are no furniture inside the rooms, so they are empty but still in a... More 

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We got in for free due to a festival. There is a stack of history in the building and it dominates the town. Worth a trip but not sure what the normal entry charge would be.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The castle is large and impressive, and the views are spectacular. Since there are no furnishing or artifacts, we enjoyed the art displays in the interior rooms.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Exploring the history of the town of Collioure through the stories of the history of The Royal Castle was not something I thought I would be into. To be honest, I am more of a drink wine, eat local food kinda girl, but I got dragged along and I am so happy I did. This castle has beautiful views of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Fantastic value for money only 2 euros (senior) not what I expected worth a visit and great views over collioure

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very historical and amazing construction in the period. I liked the scope of it and how you could get great views from its height.

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