Fort Saint Elme

Fort St. Elme

The Saint Elme Fort overlooks Collioure and Port-Vendres

Today the Saint Elme Fort is a place of culture dedicated to the Middle Age and the Renaissance. History and panoramas will offer you a privileged moment. 
It has been built with a star-shape by Charles Quint between 1538 and 1552 around a tower from the 9th century. 

Transformed during the 17th century by Vauban, it has been a hot-bed of the war between French and Spanish until the Revolution. 

The Saint-Elme Fort is accessible walking from Collioure or with a car from Port-Vendres. 

Fort Saint Elme