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Le Castillet - Great Attractions (Perpignan, France)

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Take a tour of Le Castillet in Perpignan, France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

Perpignan's history is the structured around the exciting edifice known as the Castillet.

This fortress building has had several functions during its existence in this French town.

Castillet was constructed as a defensive gate into the town in 1368.

Originally the Castillet had a drawbridge and played a primary role in the cities strategic planning.

The city sprung up around this strong structure, and eventually the fortress was turned into a state prison.

Today, the Castillet functions primarily as a monument to Perpignan and to the city's protection.
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