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Chateaux de Lastours

Route des 4 Chateaux, Lastours, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Lastours
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We drove through the spectacularly pretty little river town of Lastours up and around to the tippy top where we parked, paid and took a short little walk to the viewing platform opposite the castles on the other side of the gorge. Wildflowers were everywhere. The vista was grand. The castles are otherworldly. The town has a beautiful bridge, a... More

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Holt, Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

To think that over 600 years ago, they managed to build not one but four castles on a sheer site high up in the valley. The visitors centre is good and the walk is steep with hundreds of stairs. Handrails help, but you have to be prepared for a hardish climb. Go early, especially in summer. The views are lovely.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Park at the bottom carpark as per the signs and walk along the river to the entrance where you will be a ticket for 6 euros which will cover the walk to the top and the belvedere. It will take you about 2 hours to do the round trip. Be aware that the track is steep and has loose gravel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Given most negative views are based on unawareness of the location and terrain, here are 10 tips to make the most of this spectacular piece of L'Aude / Pays Cathare history: 1. You need at least 2 hours to make the most of it 2. Wear shoes, this is not really a sandal walk - lots of steps and fair... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our friends suggested a morning visit as we had booked a lunch for 1pm. They failed to tell us to wear sensible footwear (but that's men for you!) There are some very steep steps to negotiate so I would advise wearing trainers of some description (certainly not the fit flops I wore). Although not a clear morning, the views were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We four seniors spent a pleasant few hours around the village and enjoyed the local Boulangerie/Patisserie for coffee and a light lunch. Free parking nearby close to the river. However, we soon discovered that a visit to the Chateaux involved a 2 hour plus steep hike/climb along a roped walkway - certainly not for the infirm or faint-hearted!

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I enjoyed the hike to these castles. We were not able to make it to all four castles but enjoyed what we were able to see. The views from the top are amazing. Proper footwear recommended though I made it to the top in flip flops. May want to bring some water too. It was pretty warm even in late... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

With my grandson, aged nine years, we climbed the path to view the four castles on the summits of the hills overlooking Lastours - it was an unforgettable experience, making the climb well worth the effort; the views across the local terrain were superb, making one appreciate fully the effort that must have gone into building the "monuments" that exist... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Hidden valleys and spectacular ruins on the hilltop. Whilst we did not climb to the top (2 young children) we enjoyed the vista and had a delicious lunch in this lovely village.

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Deurne, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We tried this walk through the 4 castles and it was really beautifull. Nice views, beautifull walk. Its a 2 hour walk but not that hard to do.

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