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Address: Place de Verdun, Perpignan, France
Phone Number: 04-68-35-42-05
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Perpignan castle

I visited the castle when going to see an art exhibition that was being shown. We thought the setting for the exhibition was great and loved the opportunity to see the castle at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Marion C
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London, United Kingdom
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I went looking for history: instead I got modern art in an old building. Not many stories told of ancient days and very little in English. Still worth a look.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I visited the castle when going to see an art exhibition that was being shown. We thought the setting for the exhibition was great and loved the opportunity to see the castle at the same time.

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Thank Marion C
Lunel
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140 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

we only had one day so we saw it as we got off the bus very imposing I am not sure if you can go inside we didn't

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Athens, Greece
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Stunning building very impressiveand with a long history... Perpignans best known landmark.The historic centre starts from this point.Very nice

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Thank gtsak
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96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The entrance to the centre is ver nice. The Castillet dates back for centuries and stands out ànd you can see the gates to the opening. A lovely way to enter. You can go up the tower and get a great view

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St Helens, England
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118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Dating from the 14th century, the Castillet was the entrance to the city and was heavily fortified to resist incursions from the north. Following Louis XI's occupation of Roussillon, it became a state prison. Within various rooms there are displays of articles of historic significance while you will need to climb 142 steps to get to the top to view... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I loved the architecture and wanted to visit it inside: it has a lovely presentation movie, and great views of the city from the tower.

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Thank alunitza
Odense, Denmark
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79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The historical surroundings was used as background for exhibitions of different kinds of modern art, combined with information about the building itself. This surprising combination did OK.

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Thank Ole R
Perpignan, France
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125 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This attractive and historic monument is the ideal place to get a 360° view of Perpignan's historic centre (about 4€). Also a must visit on the evenings of the fête de st Jean in June and the national holiday on 14th July. There are free sound and light shows with fireworks on both these nights.

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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Imposing gateway to the old town. Start here on your explorations in Carcassonne. The maps of the town you get at the tourist centres are not helpful. Find the Castillet and walk a little way and you will find the cathedral Saint Jean Baptist, Casa Xanxo, Muse beaux-arts and the Hotel de ville in striking distance from each other. There... More 

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