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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé
    Fortress of Salses, Centre des Monuments nationaux - Languedoc-Roussillon - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - A. Barathieu
    Fortress of Salses, Centre des Monuments nationaux - Languedoc-Roussillon - © Centre des monuments nationaux - A. Barathieu
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    Fortress of Salses, Centre des Monuments nationaux - Languedoc-Roussillon - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
    Fortress of Salses, Centre des Monuments nationaux - Languedoc-Roussillon - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

    Rendez-vous at the Fortress of Salses

    Mental DisabilityHearing Impairment

    Salses, the inland frontier fortress.

    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 levels linked by a maze of corridors and walkways. The fort incorporates three independent sections: the living quarters, battlements and the keep.

    Reception

    Subject to modification.

    Open

    • 1st June to 30th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • 1st October to 31st May: from 10 am to 12.15 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

    Closed

    • 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December

    Accessibility

    • Number of floors visited during the tour: 4
    • Parade ground accessible to people with limited mobility with help
    • Site with the "Tourism and Disability" label

    Tours

    • 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

    Facilities

    • Seating available during the tour
    • Lavatories
    • Gift shop
    • Picnic area near the site and in motorway lay-by (drinking water fountain and keep-fit course)
    • Parking for coaches 200 m
    • Pay municipal car park according to season
    • Function room rental 

    Rates

    • Adults: 7,50 €
    • Concessions: 4,50 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
      Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups
    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 6 €

    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
    tél. : (33) (0)4 68 38 60 13
    fax : (33) (0)4 68 38 69 85

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, Business Tourism, 66-Pyrénées-Orientales, Hearing Impairment, Mental Disability, Military Site and Commemorative Memorial