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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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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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7 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As a few others have mentioned the hairpin roads can be hairy on the way to the car park and be prepared for a walk to the top. We visited in September and the view was amazing you could see for miles. Well worth the long up-hill walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited this castle on an early Sunday morning in Early December is was cold and windy. The almost 1000 year castle is very well kept. It sits on top of a mountain and it is a fairly steep climb, but absolutely worth it. The views from from the observation tower are gorgeous.

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mumbai
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One of the forts on the Cathar trail. Small fort but worth a visit especially for the panoramic view of the Pyrennes at the top of the chateau.

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Port Erin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are a series of these cathar castles dotted throughout the Aude region of Languedoc. Many are worth seeing, so I will rate them all at once because it is worthwhile getting your Cathar passport at the first one and then getting a discount at the rest. Spectacular. Try also Perypertuse, Aguillar, Carcasonne, Lapradelle, Abbey de Frontfroide and St. Hilare... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

After some careful driving to this castle we were rewarded with amazing views, so high up in the Cathare mountains. It was amazing that this castle was built so high up, the views are stunning, the castle was certainly a sight to see and i would definitely recommend going to see it even if, like me, you are scared of... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

History says this is the last place where the Cathars resisted to the French crusaders. When you see the high isolated peak, you understand that it is impossible to take, except by starving the population. An interesting visit, with a breathtaking windy experience at the passage of the gate. An impressive hall with a huge pillar, a mysterious walk down... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We are staying North and East of Carcassonne. So our GPS took a straight south through Lagrasse and over the pass. WOW, what a drive. It you get car sick don't take that route. If you like blind hairpins turn on a road you swear is only big enough for your car, then by all means have at her. Queribus... More 

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Derbyshire
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Breathtaking because if the drive up doesn't scare the bejesus out of you, then the following climb most probably will! However, it is worth it and it's possible for most abilities if taken steadily. The views from the top of this Cathar castle are awesome and make the climb completely worthwhile. I loved it. Facilities are limited to a couple... More 

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