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Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Ottawa, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I recommend a trip to this castle for sure! It is a tough walk up but totally worth it. The castle is in decent shape and they are currently spending a lot of money to restore it. The castle is very interesting and even if you have no interest in that type of thing, the hike and the views make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit. After your walk/ climb to the castle you find there is another part of the castle further up. The views are spectacular. The walk up is over rough ground so make sure you have decent footwear, not fashion shoes. And plenty if water, it was very hot the day we went. Definitely a... More

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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

This was absolutely amazing! A fantastic walk up to the castle, the castle itself was really interesting and there are panoramic views which take your breath away. Just as we visited a falconry display was ending (in French) and as the tame eagle was flying around for its last loop, a wild eagle of some kind flew to join it... More

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We drove from Carcassonne through a marvelous landscape, real woody and up and down the mountains snd the valleys. The climb up to the castle is ok, but I' m glad it didn't rain because then it must be really slippery. The ruins are large, lots to see and you can imagine how it was there during the the time... More

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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

If you have any sort of interest or love of history this is a must see. Give yourself plenty of time. Access from parking is a 15-20 minute hike but it is quite steep in places, narrow with a lot of uneven steps. Not stroller, wheelchair or disabled friendly by any stretch. Depending on your fitness or health levels you... More

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Carcassonne, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The drive to this castle was beautiful with some very windy roads. The car park is a good 10 minute hike away from the castle and as other reviews have said, take decent shoes. I was unaware of the climb to this castle and ended up doing it in flip flops which was a struggle at times. The hike is... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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96 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Not to be missed. The ruins are impressive, even seen from a distance from the plains below. If you are able to walk well without a cane or walker or wheelchair, you should be able to visit. However, you may be out of breath, so stop frequently. Suitable shoes are necessary. I saw a few people in sandals who were... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Nice castle with spectacular view. There is a short hike (10 minutes), but it's well worth getting on the top.

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

What can I say, this Chateau was definitely worth the visit. We did Queribus and Peyrepertuse on the same day. We had a delightful lunch at a restaurant just before Peyrepertuse in Auberge called Mon Grain de Sel. That also was worth a stop. And we never tired of the Cathar stories.

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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

Parking is easy and the 5 - 10 minute walk twisting up the hill is not particularly difficult but 'rustic'. You can't really tell how close you are until you reach the top. Views from the top are fabulous and there is a lot to explore. Castle notes are essential if you want to know what you are looking at.

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