Rendez-vous at the Fortress of Salses

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - A. Barathieu

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

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Rendez-vous at the Fortress of Salses Forteresse de Salses 66600 Salses-le-Château fr

Salses, the inland frontier fortress.

Salses fortress (Languedoc-Roussillon) 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 levels linked by a maze of corridors and walkways. The fort incorporates three independent sections: the living quarters, battlements and the keep.

Tour

  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet of Chapel, permanent exhibition, stables, and parade ground:

French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Catalan
Duration: 30 min

  • Guided tour:

French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan
• Reservations: 2 weeks
Duration: 50 min

  • Lecture tour:

French
• Reservations: 2 weeks
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Access

  • On the Perpignan/Montpellier motorway, 15 km north of Perpignan Access
  • From Béziers: A9 Perpignan, exit n°40, then D627 and D900 Perpignan
  • From Perpignan: A9 Perpignan, exit n°41 via D900 Narbonne.
  • Access to the fortress possible from motorway areas “Château de Salses” A9 (10 min on foot)

Contact

Forteresse de Salses
66600 Salses-le-Château
Tel: +33 (0)4 68 38 60 13

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