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Place de Verdun, 66000, Perpignan, France
+33 4 68 35 42 05
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No audioguide...just french language

Situated in the center of the city, this building was a prison in ancient time...entrance is 2 euro... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucharest, Romania
via mobile
You can avoid the steps...

Nice castle, used to be a prison for a long time. If you want to see the view and cannot face... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bury St Edmunds, England
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Place de Verdun, 66000, Perpignan, France
+33 4 68 35 42 05
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the center of the city, this building was a prison in ancient time...entrance is 2 euro for adults and free for kids but is nothing special...explanations are wroten in frech. You can go up to 141 stairs to see the city

Thank akiko13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice castle, used to be a prison for a long time. If you want to see the view and cannot face hundred and forty steps in the heat then try going to Galleries Lafayette across the street. They have just opened a very nice roof...More

Thank jimbo2006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a walk through to another part of the city. Yes it is lovely to look at and the general public hold entertainment events here but that's about it to be honest.

Thank MartinFF1968
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Really well worth a visit. Make sure you see the sights from the top. 142 steps tho! Time is required to ensure you see everything in the galleries.

Thank Paul Richard C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit for the view from the top, it's only €2 and there's a museum inside with various things in but the best thing is the view, you need to be able to cope with steep stairs but it's worth it, you can see...More

Thank Alimat
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Formidable building which dominates the area. Offers great views for those willing to trek up the steps to the top. Can be quite crowded as it was the day we visited. 1690

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Sat near the Canal having a coffee and enjoying the view. Quite a bust town people friendly and helpful

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This little 14th century castle looks charming and is in wonderful condition. The castle was the main gate to the city and has had many jobs during the conflicts between Catalan (Aragon) and France, including a French state prison. The spiral stair case is very...More

Thank Celia O
Reviewed 24 February 2017

2 euros or free entrance for young people. 160 steps for having a good view across Perpignan.. ! It's worth a look but for such an historic building, could be disappointing..

1  Thank Robin A
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

2 euro entrance fee...160 steps to top...good views across Perpignan...good for local history buffs...good start point to explore old town

1  Thank Chris P
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