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Chateaux de Lastours

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Address: Route des 4 Chateaux, Lastours, France
Phone Number: +33-0-4-68-77-56-02
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Very nice hike, you can make it strenouous, if you like

The castles are really ruins. You can certainly recognize some of the buildings, but I think the really reason to do these is to have a nice hike. If you go all the way down to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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215 reviews 215 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The castles are really ruins. You can certainly recognize some of the buildings, but I think the really reason to do these is to have a nice hike. If you go all the way down to the village, by the stream, it will make for a very nice, long and pretty strenuous hike - get a little exercise and enjoy!... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The drive to Lastours is beautiful. This hike requires a payment...last time it was around 4 euros. You can hike the entire walk in about 2 hours. It is all uphill to the castle ruins, but it's worth it. If some in your party aren't up for the walk, there is a bus turn around past the village, where you... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You drive up a very narrow road up to the village and park. The entrance is through the mill and then you climb a lot of steps (uneven and very differing in size), through a cavern and up more steps to the first of 4 castles. The views and history is amazing but I would recommend that you do some... More 

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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Two hours and a half to do the whole tour of the 4 castles but it really worths. Amazing view, nice walk in the nature surrounded by hills in a magic environment.

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Wirral
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Castle closed when we visited in November but if you drive up to the village past the church and park by the campsite you walk through green gate and through some bushes and there you have fantastic views of the castles

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mumbai
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One of the oldest chateaux on the Cathar trail. Requires quite a bit of physical effort to climb the mountain and visit all the chateaux but it is worth it, especially if you are interested in history.

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Brittany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As others have said in previous reviews these four castles are well worth the effort to see them. A straightforward climb, steep steps in places, but do-able by our 7 year old without complaint, from the centre d'accueil up to the four magnificent castle towers, each one different. History you can see and feel and touch without guided accompaniment. Brilliant!... More 

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Springwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This site is not for those with mobility problems, it is a difficult climb all the way to the four chateaux atop the hills overlooking Lastours. The paths wouldn't pass any Occupational Health and Safety test. The walk, if all four sites and the village are visited takes about an hour and a half depending on fitness. However, the views... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Amazing view and scenery over the Chateaux de Lastours. Well worth going to, we did 3 of the 4 castles as they were renovating on one of them but was close enough to see it all. The castles were fantastic, amazing how they were built so high up. Highly recommend this.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I'm not sure much new can be said about this attraction since it has already been reviewed many times here. The climb up to see the four castles that make up the Chateaux de Lastours requires 30 or so minutes, depending on what kind of shape you are in. It is an up-hill climb all the way and not for... More 

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