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Easter at the Forteresse de Salses

31st March 2018 - 3rd April 2018

Easter activities at the Forteresse

The Forteresse de Salses is one of the region’s best loved heritage sites, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.

Over the Easter weekend, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux is organising interactive, educational activities, designed especially for the little ones.

Bringing the Medieval architecture to life with Easter egg hunts, games and enigmas for children from 5 to 12, learning about history has never been such fun.

Saturday 31st 10am-12.45pm / 2pm-5pm
Sunday 1st 10am-6pm
Monday 2nd 10am-6pm

But the fun’s not just for the little ones! Giant games will be set up around the fortress, allowing whole families to discover the magic together. Billiards, hoops, table football, labyrinths… there’s really no reason not to go back in time.

Half term activites

The entertainment continues throughout April with interactive visits and workshops.

Olden Day Games, 11th April – 3rd May (2.30pm-4.30pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays)

Children over 6 can discover what daily life was like for a soldier living in the fortress before making their own olden day games. 8€ adults / 7.50€ children. Reservation necessary : 04 68 38 46 51 or forteresse.salses@monuments-nationaux.fr

At the Heart of the Battle (11am – 12pm, Sunday 1st, Monday 2nd and every Tuesday throughout April)

Families and children over 8 can discover the bloodiest battles of the fortress’ history including the ferocious Franco-Spanish clashes of 1639-1640. Learn about the context, the techniques, the building’s defenses and much more besides.

The Poison Affair (3pm – 4pm, Sunday 1st, Monday 2nd and every Tuesday throughout April)


In 1683, 19 prisoners were held in the fortress, 18 died trapped within the walls. Adults and children over 12 can retrace their footsteps and discover the marks they left behind. 10€ adults / 2€ children. Reservation necessary : 04 68 38 46 51 or forteresse.salses@monuments-nationaux.fr


31st March 2018
3rd April 2018
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Forteresse de Salses
Salses le Château, 66600 + Google Map
04 68 38 60 13