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Chateau de Queribus

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Address: 1 Rue Achille Mir, 11350 Cucugnan, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 45 03 69
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Cathar Castle - one of the best

For some its a bit overshadowed by its better known near neighbour but Queribus is a great place to visit; especially now all the works are finished and the restoration is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For some its a bit overshadowed by its better known near neighbour but Queribus is a great place to visit; especially now all the works are finished and the restoration is complete. As well as the castle itself, which although small by comparison with some does have quite a few rooms to visit and explore and of course a fascinating... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ruins of an old Cathar fortification located high on a ridge with great views of the surrounding area. Interesting history. It takes a drive, short hike, and stair climb to get up into it, but very worthwhile.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Easy to get to along lovely countryside roads. Road up to car park offers stunning views. Car Park free. Look back at it when your walking up to Chateau. Gives you an idea of how high up you walk. Entrance price fair - 6.50 euros per adult with a paper guide. (unless you have the special passport) A lovely walk... More 

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Queribus castle is first mentioned in the eleventh century. The bulk of the present monument was however built under the reign of king Louis IX, from 1255 onward. It was abandoned in the course of the eighteenth century. Visitors can discover the stronghold with the help of an audioguide or a guidebook, the latter providing more details. The tour starts... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

When you take the time to visit the Cathar Castles in the So of France, very near the Spanish border, make sure you visit this exquisite spot! If you like to hike, park in Cucugnan and follow the yellow bars for a challenging hike! and either before or afterwards, visit the bakery in the old windmill in Cucugnan! The Roquefort/... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

High in the wilds of the eastern Pyrenees are at least four ruined fortresses that were among the last strongholds of the Cathars in the Middle Ages. Queribus happened to be the easiest for us to reach but I would encourage anyone interested in this fascinating aspect of cultural and religious history to visit the others as well. The region... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

On our visit we had to contend with very high winds. I could not make it to the castle as the wind was battering me and pushing me around. Apparently this castle does have high winds to contend with....

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Akersloot, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Cathar castle overlooking the Rousillon plain towards Perpignan. Beautiful views and a very special pillared hall in the keep.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If visiting the area, a must see medieval Cathar chateau perched at the top of a mountain which faces south towards Canigou and Spain. The views are breathtaking and one can only imagine what it must have been like to have built and then occupied this wind-swept and isolated spot.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a must see in the Languedoc. Lovely drive upto the site, the castle draws you to it. 10 minute walk to the site, but it all gives you that feeling of walking back into history. The castle itself is awe inspiring. You straight away feel how high up you are and the views are amazing. You definitely feel... More 

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Address: 1 Rue Achille Mir, 11350 Cucugnan, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 45 03 69
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Cucugnan

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