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Fort Lagarde

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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A stunning castle, well worth the walk

We have just returned from a visit to Fort Lagarde and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk up through... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
pauldl1972
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Impressive, daunting sastle

The fort which commands this ancient ,walled town is best approached by the ascending tunnel, built... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Thereaper2808
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Montferrer, France
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For monitoring the French-Spanish border, Fort Lagarde overlooking the walled city of Prats de Mollo. At the heart of the monument, a tower dominates the medieval signal tower, reinforced from 1686 by Vauban. One lane of military withdrawal connects...more
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Chemin du Fort Lagarde | Prats-De-Mollo-La-Preste, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 66230 Prats de Mollo la Preste, France
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

The fort which commands this ancient ,walled town is best approached by the ascending tunnel, built to protect its much hated soldiers sent to enforce the French king’s tax collectors. The buildings themselves are basic and utilitarian, as to be expected in this wild, frontier...More

1  Thank Thereaper2808
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from a visit to Fort Lagarde and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk up through the tunnel it lovely and cool and an adventure with a 5 year old (75 year old grandma also did the classic albeit with a few stops...More

Thank pauldl1972
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The fort which commands this ancient ,walled town is best approached by the ascending tunnel, built to protect its much hated soldiers sent to enforce the French king’s tax collectors. The buildings themselves are basic and utilitarian, as to be expected in this wild, frontier...More

1  Thank Thereaper2808
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Unfortunately the castle was closed the morning we visited the town. But the walk up is free and the views of the valley the reward for your effort. It is the only castle I have visited whose access was protected by a tunnel. rather than...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

After a steady walk up the hill from the village of Prats-de - Mollo we entered the fort where we were met by a charming young man who explained the tour of the fort and the current art exhibition being held.plus a printed two sided...More

Thank brianpL3439JC
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The fort sits high up in the mountain close to the Spanish boarder and gives a wonderful scenic view of the Pyrenees and the Spanish border with France. It's a nice walk and interesting historic attraction for those interested in french fort, and the Spanish/French...More

Thank JeffV81
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This fort is well worth the trip up. As well as the views there are a lot of interesting facts regarding the history of the fort and the town below.

Thank Becca H
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This restored fort gives a sense of the time when it was built. The walk all the way to the top gives a good view of the whole valley, too.

1  Thank Meadowlark72
Reviewed 24 September 2012

A fortress on top of a hill accessed by a tunnel from behind the church. The tunnel is lit, has steps in places and longer spaced out steps as it climbs up to the Fort. The Fort has a charge to get in, not suitable...More

1  Thank metung
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