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“Great views of the City” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Fort Saint Elme

Le Fort Saint Elme
Le Fort Saint Elme, 66190 Collioure, France
06 64 61 82 42
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Collioure
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Great views of the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Take your camera...and save money on postcards; a great view, although the narrow one lane road is bit scary.

Visited October 2012
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Port Townsend, Washington
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“Worth the Hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

impressive view of Collioure from the fort and the displays were quite informative. The fort itself is also in great condition and most impressive. The trail is not well marked and one can drive, but hiking up was most rewarding

Visited September 2012
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Warnham, United Kingdom
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“Fort Elme”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We walked up to the Castle. Great walk past the windmill. The interior is a bit disappijnting and very little gudnace in English.

Visited September 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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“Another classic Vauban........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The Fort was built by the Emperor Charles V, between 1538 and 1552.
It's star- shape, was a design by a famous military architect Vauban.
It has been renovated to a splendid example of defensive fort.
Fort Saint Elme stands as a geatway to French Catalonia between Port Vendres and Collioure. It offers the best panoramic view of one of the most beautifull towns which is Collioure. At the fort you will find a wery well done exibit of period armor and weapons. For a nominal fee, it offers guided tours in English and French.

Visited May 2012
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“Fort St Elme”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Superbly renovated where needed. Great views especially to north. Displays of armory & furnishings with historical commentary posted on walls etc. as explanations plus explanatory detail of coats-of-arms etc. not expensive to visit but worth taking the walk up the hill!!!!

Visited September 2012
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