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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
65 helpful votes 65 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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