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Fort Saint-Elme

Fort Saint-Elme

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  • Holger

    Fort Saint-Elme overlooks the small bays of Collioure and Port-Vendres.
    On the foundation of an eighteenth-century lighthouse, Emperor Charles V had a revolutionary fortress built in 1538 in the shape of a star: without dead angles, with oblique, several meters thick walls, which withstood the most modern artillery of that time. In the 17th century, Vauban wants to expand Port-Vendres into an extremely important military port with the Fort Saint Elme as a cornerstone. In Fort Saint-Elme, Habsburgs and Valois met each other, then the Bourbons. It therefore tells a five-hundred-year-old, largely unknown story.

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    • April 4, 2018

  • Godafriese

    Worth seeing fortress with great views. Costs € 7 per adult

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Tom

    breathtaking view from Fort Saint Elme

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    • September 7, 2020

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Location: Pyrénées-Orientales, France

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