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Cathar Castles
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Sandro PB
Helmsange, Luxembourg126 contributions
A steep climb but worth it
Aug 2020
Once you have parked in the village, walked to the entrance and paid the fee (face mask compulsory inside) you then take off your mask for the steepish walk up the hillside paths to reach each of the 4 castle ruins in turn. Allow 2 hours to do the tour. Ticket includes access to viewpoint across the valley which you can then drive to afterwards.
Written 16 August 2020
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KateJourney
Exeter, Canada185 contributions
In the footsteps of Cathars!
Dec 2019
The castle of Carcassone, built over centuries by various cultures as evidenced by the layers of rock in its walls, are an amazing testament to the local heritage. Once destined to be taken down for its rocks, the effort to save the main castle of Carcassonne was well worth it. The story of the Cathars in the area and the views are spectacular. It was off season, and a Monday, so many restaurants were closed in the interior. Still, a walk within the walls along the paths of so many centuries of history was fascinating.
Written 10 January 2020
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Nicole g
45 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019
Visited this town and chateau for the first time. The guided tour was worth it. An amazing story book and the life of the Cathars..
Written 9 October 2019
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vic10101
Manila, Philippines400 contributions
Choosing which castles
Sep 2019
There are many Cathar castles in the area that it would take several days to visit them. If you have limited time I would suggest at least two: the castle of Queribus and the Carcassonne castle (Le Cite). The former is a restored castle while the latter is a highly commercialized tourist place which has a museum on the Inquisition.
Written 1 September 2019
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Abujamin
Worcester, UK145 contributions
More rubble on a hill
Aug 2019
Worth the drive from Carcassonne. Lovely little cafes and the views are amazing. This will definitely excite historians and lovers of old relics. Otherwise, go for the drive, views and waterfalls.
Written 1 September 2019
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Joffa S
Melbourne, Australia274 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2019
Amazing how this was built, extended and now maintained for so many centuries. Every corner, every room has a story.
Written 31 August 2019
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Strand J
Bruges, Belgium65 contributions
A must visit
Aug 2019
Go early, especially in the high season. Park your car in La Bastide (watch parking meters!). Go on foot through the park, you'll be rewarded with a nice view on the castle. Might be best to first visit castle and ramplings before hang out in the town. At the end go back downtown to La Bastide through the Porte Narbonnaise. Follow the Rue du pont vieux. Halfway the bridge you'll have (again) a stunning view on the castle. As usual in locations like these: if you're hungry or thirsty, get out of there or take your food with you. Prices are from crazy to totally insane. Entrance price to the castle is really fair.
Written 30 August 2019
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Donat V
Sint-Amands71 contributions
On our way to Andorra
Apr 2019
Nice place to visit, lot's of things to see and do. The surroundings are great and inviting for further exploration. days wasn't enough. Ideal if you take a (hmm small?) detour to Portugal over Andorra when comming from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg on a roadtrip.
Written 30 August 2019
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Sumana J
London, UK39 contributions
Back in time...
Aug 2019
We had a fantastic visit, topped by a fab light and sound show in the evening. Great atmosphere - lovely walk along the ramparts which eabled us to soak in the history of the castle and the Cathars.
Written 28 August 2019
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Jeanmarc G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates46 contributions
magnificent castle
Aug 2019
just visited one of the best medieval french castle. Well preserved, good explanations through a movie and clear signboards.
Written 22 August 2019
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