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Skip the Line Ticket: Fortress of Salses
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Skip the Line Ticket: Fortress of Salses
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“guided tour”(37 reviews)
“worth a visit”(6 reviews)
“two hours”(3 reviews)
Salses fortress was built between 1497 and 1504 by the Spaniards to protect their northern province of Roussillon which was finally conquered by France in 1642. Behind the defensive walls the complex fortress features buildings on three to six...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
66600 Salses-Le-Chateau, France
+33 4 68 38 60 13
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All reviews guided tour worth a visit two hours free parking car park the kitchen impressive structure couple of hours the ground floor understand why paid parking water supply fortress parts french language english
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This fortress is enormous!! You could spend the whole day wandering about .. part of it is by guided tour (in French only) and the guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting - it was easy enough to follow. What a place! Amazing to learn about...More

Thank ruthrees
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Although the castle is very interesting, you can only see the lower half by yourself. The upper half is by guided tour only, which is not explained. This means you spend an hour exploring the lower half, and then trying to find out how to...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The fortress of Salses is in a very good shape so it makes it easy to visualize and explain to children. The area to visit without guide is rather basic but good. Interesting with kids, one of the stables is equipped with medieval wooden games....More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We came here but unfortunately there were no tours in German language. So explored the fortress on our own. Even if you can‘t see all the rooms that a guided tour will visit that was already impressive. Not much furniture or things but explanation texts...More

2  Thank 101stefanz
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Having spent almost a week in Occitaine, we were looking for one more day worth of activities. This was recommended and was within reasonable driving distance. The fortress itself is very interesting and is well preserved. However, on your own you are only allowed to...More

Thank BK122
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

This site is interresting. Architecture is adapted . Wall are very thick from 10 to 15m width . Guide is recommended

Thank Isabelle R
Reviewed December 31, 2017

We didn't get off to a good start. Followed the signs to the car park, parked and paid, then set off to find the castle. A bit of a walk and I was rather annoyed to pass more car parking areas that were not only...More

1  Thank dave s
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Audio guide useful and interesting, also the tour guide takes you around at least half the fortress, explaining the reason for the building. There is only a small amount of free parking nearby, but there is a pay parking slot a short walk away. Car...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We stopped there on the way back from the beach (Canet en Roussillon) for what we thought would be a quick look at yet another castle... we were very wrong! We left our car in front of a local shop selling wine. This was free...More

1  Thank M_Steph_L
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Very impressive structure which is very complete. The tour was interesting and definitely the best parts of the fortress are only accessible with a tour. The tour is in French, but the main messages are understandable with only a rudimentary knowledge of the language. The...More

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