Castillet

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Castillet
Perpignan Castillet 1.jpg
The Castillet.
General information
TypeFortification
Town or cityPerpignan
CountryFrance
Coordinates42°42′02″N 2°53′38″E / 42.70056°N 2.89389°E / 42.70056; 2.89389
Construction started1368
Construction stopped1542
OwnerCity of Perpignan
Design and construction
ArchitectGuillaume Gatard

The Castillet is a fortification and city door located in Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales, France).

The Castillet was made of three parts : the big Castillet, the small Castillet (former city gate), and a polygonal bastion. The bastion was destroyed in the early 20th century, but the big and small Castillet were saved from demolition.[1]

History[edit]

Architecture[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Castillet at Wikimedia Commons

  • Castillet on the Mérimée database of French historical monuments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Castillet on the Mérimée database of French historical monuments.

Coordinates: 42°42′02″N 2°53′38″E / 42.70056°N 2.89389°E / 42.70056; 2.89389