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Chateau de Queribus

1 Rue Achille Mir, 11350 Cucugnan, France
+33 4 68 45 03 69
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Cucugnan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The last catars' sanctuary that still keeps its spirit and secret , deep thoughts and purity. It's worth to spend at least a week right in the castle to get a small hint of its disappearing philosophy.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We were able to park fairly near the chateau, so it was a 15 min walk to the top. It was interesting to see the venue but I would certainly like to know more about how they built it here. What a difficult site.

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We arrived late after lunch and after visiting Perpeytuse. My husband didn't want to climb as it was 4 or 4.30 pm. As we wouldnt be able to come back I convinced him to remain and very glad we did. It was extremely windy at the top. And in Australia, you would not have been permitted to enter. The ticket... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The wind was blowing very strongly when we visited and we needed to hang on to the ropes getting around the last corner into the castle. Once sheltered by the walls the wind was not a problem. Views are fantastic and the castle is very compact. Worth the steep but relatively short hike up if you can stand the wind..... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Excellent site to visit. The smallest of the Cathar castles in the region, and the best preserved. Reasonable short slight steep walk up to the castle, but beware of the 'doorway' entrance if it is at all windy. You will get blown into the castle, literally, if the wind is strong. Coming out again can be quite hard. Good walking... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Queribus castle is a must for a visitor to this region. We stayed below in Cucugnan and walked up (<3 hours walking time for the round trip). The castle is in a superb location with views for ever on a good day, and is an amazing spectacle. Do some reading first as there isn't much explanation provided on site. If... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Short walk up to the castle, with spectacular views. If you have an interest in history, it's worth getting the audio guide. This place really brought the Cathar history to life for us.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Out of the 3 castles I climbed up to on my visit (Peyrepetuse and Montsegur) this was by far the easiest climb. I would still however recommend decent footwear and to avoid in bad weather! The path up and ruins are very well maintained but still steep and made out of slippery limestone. There are decent rope handrails in the... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you're into history and historical sites, this is a must. Amazing views all along the climb up, and once you get to the top, you have a full view of the valley below. Truly a beautiful site. Bear in mind, this is quite a climb. Some of the areas along the path are a bit steep, and the rock... More

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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

the climb up gave us some of the most fabulous views of the surrounding area. Well worth the c2 hour drive from carcassone

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