The fortress of Salses in Salses-le-Château
Camping holidays next to Salses fortress
It all began in 1497, when the Catholic kings of Spain, led by architect Francisco Ramiro Lopez, decided to erect a border that would stop the French from entering the Roussillon plain. And it took the Spanish no fewer than 6 years to build this jewel of military architecture: a combination of mediaeval castle and bastioned fort, this 16th century fortress proudly fulfilled its task until 1642, when the French finally seized it.
Camping next to Salses fortress
Partially restored by military architect Vauban from 1691, these days you'll be discovering an entirely different aspect of Salses fortress. With your family or your friends, come and see the amazing, glorious remains of this location that's steeped in history: 10 metre thick defensive ramparts, the famous Place des Armes, the chapel, the tall keeps, the historic stables etc. And high above these remains, the whole family will be able to enjoy an amazing vista, with, outlined on the horizon, the Mediterranean, the mountains of the Corbières and the peak of the Canigou.
Forteresse de Salses
66 600 Salses-le-Château