It is a fortress located in the Pyrenees-Orientales on the commune of Collioure. The castle was intended as a summer residence for the royal court and to protect it during its stay.
In the 17th century, after the Treaty of the Pyrenees, France became the owner. Vauban fortified it by building an outer wall and a glacis.
In 1939, the castle was turned into a prison for Spanish refugees. Today, the fortress houses temporary exhibitions and the vaulted rooms of the square tower can be admired. It is nowadays the last medieval fortress in France, together with the castle of Vincennes. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1922.
To help you organise your stay in the Pyrénées Orientales and your visit to Collioure castle, we have selected some campsites in Collioure.
Open all year round from June to September, from 10 am to 6 pm. From January to May, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Prices for 2017: adult: €4, child: €2 and reduced price: 3 €.