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Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses Review

The colossal and well-preserved Fort de Salses, built by Ferdinand of Aragon in 1497–1504 and equipped for 300 horses and 1,500 soldiers, finally fell to the French under Cardinal Richelieu in 1642 after three sieges. Bulky round towers ring the rectangular inner fort, and the four-story keep, with its narrow corridors, was designed to keep the fort's governor safe to the last.

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  • Address: Salses | Map It
  • Phone: 04–68–38–60–13
  • Cost: €7.50
  • Hours: Oct.–Mar., daily 10–12:15 and 2–5; Apr.–Sept., daily 10–6:30
  • Location: Salses
Updated: 02-22-2013

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