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The Royal Castle (Chateau Royal)

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Address: 66190 Collioure, France
Phone Number: 04 68 82 06 43
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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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Very old stonework has been restored and this delightful building has a prominent position over the harbour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jan W
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Corrèze, Limousin, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2€ is not a big price to pay for getting out of a torrential storm. This place will not be blown over like all the parasols in the bars nearby! ;-) It's like "oh look - we're in another empty room of a medieval castle". You will be treated to lovely views from the outside places of this Fort but... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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468 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old stonework has been restored and this delightful building has a prominent position over the harbour.

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Thank Jan W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty castle at the water front. This feature gives Collioure it's character and is one of the reasons it attracts so many visitors. At some point you will wall walk along the harbour front passed this old and imposing building.

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Houten
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull fortress (entry fee 2 euros) inside nothing much to see apart from the building itself and its amazing views on coulioure!

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only 2e to visit here - and well worth it - very interesting and gives you a great history of the area - also amazing views

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Thank Anne F
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big in size, it remains along one side of the port, with the beach at the end, or at the beginning, depending on the point of view.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quick, easy and interesting tour of the castle including a summary of its history. There are guided and non-guided tours. Also, several modem and abstract art exhibits are included within.

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Thank BrownAtl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful place to visit views breathtaking well worth a visit beautiful setting in a beautiful place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A castle full of history and some of it more recent than you might expect. Good for exploring and great value too. It also has art exhibitions featuring local artists.

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Clare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This castle is worth a visit if you're in Collioure. It's very atmospheric and you get great views. Reasonably priced but not for anyone who finds steps difficult.

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