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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great walk up to this spectacular ruined chateau which is on 3 levels. It has amazing views even from the lower level section - but the views from the top section are amazing. List of places to clamber and lots of shade too for those hot days. Our 9 and 11 year old boys loved it. A must-see in the... More

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Beds
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing sight - it is a bit out of the way, but well worth going to. As with all tourist attractions it is best to get there early before the crowds; I got there for about 10am and had the place mostly to myself, but as I was walking down there were lots of people coming up.... More

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North London
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153 reviews 153 reviews
90 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Yes, she was customer service nightmare. The story is the audio is simply not worth getting in English as it is rubbish and mainly unintelligible, done as some enactment... seriously appalling. So I hired two sets and returned them. The cashier said everyone complained. I asked for my money back and Agnes became shouty and abusive and literally THREW the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Looking at the ruins from the road leading up to it, it almost looked like a part of the cliff itself. From the ticketing counter, the climb begins with a rocky, mossy and steep trail ( proper walking/ hiking shoes should be recommended for this climb). The view of the castle from the highest point was breathtaking! Felt like you... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the most amazing castle I have ever visited. I have no idea how they built it, hundreds of feet up on a mountain top, perched above jagged cliffs. We walked up from the village of Duilhac which took us slightly over an hour up to the ticket office, but from there it's another 10 or 15 minutes walk... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We did a day trip from near Carcassonne to visit Queribus and Peyrepertuese ruins in one day. Scenic drive which even our 7 year old and 5 year old enjoyed. The ruins were a great place to clamber around with a crazy steep climb through woodland to get there. A basic level of fitness and enthusiasm is needed but it... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Manchester
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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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