Fort Del Serrat D'en Vaquer205 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Rond-Point du Serrat d'en Vaquer, Perpignan, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Historical Site, Archaeological Site , Fort, Nature
This is the highest hill on the plain of Rousillon. From here you have a 360 degree panorama of the plains.
This is also an archaeological site. Fossils as old as 4.5 million years old were found here, including those of monkeys, bears, saber-toothed cat, the little horse, lynx, rhinoceros, and elephants… as well the largest turtle known to have existed on earth (see it’s moulding in the Perpignan Natural History Museum; see the original in the Gallery of Evolution in Paris).
But the most important monument here is the artillery fort, a four hectare defensive construct. It has five bastions and a barracks. Before the fort existed, it was on this hill in 1793 that the French battled the Spanish. It is now a public park.
How to Reach Fort Del Serrat D'en Vaquer
- Bus 9 stop Donnezan
- Buses 20 and 27 stop Passio Vella
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52.03% of people who visit Perpignan include Fort Del Serrat D'en Vaquer in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
42.65% of people start their Fort Del Serrat D'en Vaquer visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fort Del Serrat D'en Vaquer
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Del Serrat D'en Vaquer