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Chateau de Queribus

Address: 1 Rue Achille Mir, 11350 Cucugnan, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 45 03 69
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Cucugnan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

if you like castle and history, it is a plc a to go. the castle is well maintain and it is a bit a claim. The view is very good and you can visit and enjoy your day. Enjoy and have fun

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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You will probably need a car to visit the Chateau as it is definitely off the beaten track. It offers a different perspective on the lives of the Cathar than the tourist inundated Carcassonne and without all the polish. Not much in the way of amenities but there is an audio guide for the Chateau. Sadly the weather wasn't clear... More 

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