Built by Vauban in 1681 and fortified by Napoleon III, the Libéria fortress dominates the city with its ramparts, counterscarp galleries, bastions, chapel, archaeology and caving museum and a 734 steps underground staircase.



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Founded: 1681
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Saskia Mehring (13 months ago)
Nice history, hot but interesting walk up.
Grahame Tiplady (2 years ago)
Amazing experience. Best to climb up around external path, then go down through the tunnels. You need to be fit but you can go up and down by their transport.
Theodoros Yiouras (2 years ago)
An exceptionally well reserved fort in the French part of the Pyrenees. It’s worthy visiting it, spending a morning there. A sense of antiquity and a historic felling will be accompanying you on every step, allowing your imagination gallop in a world of knights and princesses.
Matthew McCabe (2 years ago)
Fantastic. Well worth the climb up (via the track) and down again by the stairs. Well organised and fun trip for the family. We hiked up with three young kids (from 2-6).
RD Chilton (2 years ago)
Good fort for exploring and a helpful English guide to explain things. Not for those who don't have a head for heights or who like being underground. We got quite dusty also. But that aside with two little kids we walked all around it and took the roller coaster 4 x 4 trip back to the town!
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