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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.

  • The castle is temporarily closed.


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).


Visits :

Self-guided tour of approximately 1 hour accompanied by a plan in French, English, Catalan, Spanish or German and an audio-guided digital application available in French, English and Catalan.

In addition, a game sheet for children will be provided, as well as a visit booklet in Braille, Easy-to-Read and Image Heritage Notebooks and touch panels.


Hours :

Open every day

April 15 to June 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 18 to September 18, 10 a.m. to 7 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 + 1 guide (max. 2).



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