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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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Evreux, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This castle is quite easily accessible from the parking. A bit of an incline, but the walk is fairly short (a lot shorter and easier than Peyreperteuse or Montsegur). The castle is fairly small, but you can go right up to the open roof for incredible 360 degree views of the surrounding hills and mountains, even to the coast. If... More

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Chateau of Queribus sits on top of a (very windy) hill, with amazing views of the surrounding contryside - after the last of the Cathars left without a fight following the siege of 1255, the castle was a strategic outpost on the then border with Spain. The combination of the views and the long history makes this location simply... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Fabulous day drive from Carcassonne through gorges and forests to highly exposed castle ruin. Beautiful views. Kids still talk about it one year on. Visited May 2013

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Hopatcong
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a stronghold high up in the mountains accessed by a long and winding road. There is a spacious parking lot and a little visitor's booth to buy water and souvenirs. Once you park there is a gravel path up to the castle that takes about 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. The entrance to the castle is a... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The view is spectacular out there, although the road up needs proper shoes (:) don't come in high heels). The Cathar castles are always on the top of the mountains, rising high. There's not much left on the inside but the view is great.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely castle but very windy! Remember to dress warmly- even though it is summer! The road to the castle can be small and windy.

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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Brilliant castle, brilliant walk up to it and the views are out of this world. It is very very exposed and windy and as I'm scared of heights I was quite scared! But it was still very much worth it! There is lots of parking, the entry fee gets you a guide to the site and there was a little... More

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Really fantastic day out walking up to and around here. The way this fortress is carefully integrated onto the cliff is amazing. The creativity and care is superb, and considering the work conditions up there it is a magical feat!! Well worth going to see

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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An amazing piece of history as well as engineering. If you are in the area a must see. As with other castles the limestone stairs can be very slippery as well as uneven, so wear good rubber soled shoes with grip. There is a gentle hike up a well kept path. Heed any warnings on windy days. They still permit... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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