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Castle of Castelnou


Located 20 minutes from Perpignan, the castle of Castelnou is a symbol of medieval times in Roussillon.

The history of Castelnou castle dates back to the 10th century. Occupied, coveted and abandoned on several occasions, it has witnessed a glorious Catalan past and remains the oldest example of a medieval fortress in Roussillon.

It was finally transformed in the 19th century into a seaside resort and today retains the traces of its former owners.

Acquired in 2018 by the Department, it is the subject of a vast renovation project which will capitalize on its exceptional tourist potential and offer it a new future.


Discover the Château de Castelnou :

The castle welcomes you and accompanies you throughout the summer period.

The whole site will not be open for security reasons, but you will be able to discover the interior of the castle and its gardens.


Activities :

In addition, the Department has planned a whole program of entertainment: theatrical visits, medieval days, nature workshops, walks and shows, treasure hunts, winegrowers’ aperitifs, starry nights… storytelling (supplement of 1 euro).


Tours :

Two additional self-guided tours (castle + park) for around 1h30 of visit.

Audio guides on smartphones and tablets (free loan from reception) in French, English and Catalan.

Visitor assistance plans in French, English, Catalan, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Children’s game books in French, English, Catalan, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Notebooks “Easy to Read” & “Heritage in Images”, Booklet in Braille.


Hours :

Open every day.

May 22 to September 17: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ticket office closes at 6.30 p.m.).


Price :

Full price: 5,00 €.

Discovery Pass of the Catalan Country: 4,50 €.

Group rate: 2,50 € (+ 15 people).

Free : children under 8, school groups, people with disabilities.



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