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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

One of the many Cathar castles in the Aude/Occitan area, this is one of the best preserved. Perched on top of a massif it commands 360 views of the area and must have been intimidating in its time. How they built it goodness knows! Approached up a narrow twisting road from either Maury or Cucugnan it is a wonderful awe... More

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Grand Junction
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25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This castle is one of the best preserved of the Cathar castles and is perched in a seemingly impossible place. You don't have to walk as far to get to it as you do for Peyrepertuse, which is larger and better known. We were more impressed with Queribus.

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When you are in the region this a must see. Ok, it is a ruin, but the views on the chateau and of the surroundings are stupendous. On the other side of the valley, you can see Peyrepertuise castle and even the Mediterranean sea, Spain, etc. I am surely going to submerge myself in the Cathar history, after having seen... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My fourth - and last for this year at least - castle but it certainly didn't disappoint. I saw it after Montségur and Peyrepertuse which are both stunning but Queribus holds its own. You need to walk up to it and it can be steep in parts. Again, good walking shoes are essential. There is quite a bit to see... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

An amazing place to visit. How on earth did these Cathars build these castles in such inhospitable locations? Remarkable. Great photo opportunities, weather permitting. A short, steep climb to the entrance and then just marvel at the construction and the views. You can see probably the best Cathar Castle in the distance, Pyrepertuse, only a 10 minute drive away. If... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you want to see and visit really 100% medieval castle, so this is the one! It is majestic in any way you can imagine as well as panorama of Pyrenees mountains range you can see from the castle. Unforgetable! I can recommend to visit it when raining or by night. Both possibilities just for experienced people, please. Do not... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chateaux de Queribus is one of the 'five sons of Carcassonne', a line of ancient castles perched high on a mountain top. These castles protected the French border from Spanish invaders back in the middle ages. Be prepared for an uphill climb to reach the castle, but it is worth it for the far reaching views.

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Evreux, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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