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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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Lovely drive, spectacular scenery, amazing castles

We really enjoyed the drive from Carcassonne into the valley and to the castles. The castles are perched on the top of steep hills and are spectacular! We visited on a hot day and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the drive from Carcassonne into the valley and to the castles. The castles are perched on the top of steep hills and are spectacular! We visited on a hot day and didn't walk up to the castles, just looked at them. There is a good museum as well and some nice restaurants. Authentic France, lovely friendly people.... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing site. A 2 hours hike between the 4 castles but every step is worth taking. Every corner is worth a picture. So much better than Carcassonne and so much less people.

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cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stunning walk and views and the view from across the valley (part of the same ticket) is also worth a visit. The changing views of the castles are a pleasure as you meander between them.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went 3/8/15. Really interesting place with some stunning views. The surrounding area itself is beautiful, but the ruins themselves make it a must-do trip. English-speakers should pick up a leaflet in English from the desk as the signs on-site are only in French (not a criticism, but worth noting). Also, anyone visiting soon should look out for the nest of... More 

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solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great day trip. Large free car park and modern visitor centre where tickets are bought. The walk up to the first tower is quite steep but not oo long and the views are fantastic. The path goes through a small cave so it's great for adventurous children. We had lunch at the mill cafe near the car park when we'd... More 

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

we came to Lastours on a warm day and hiked up to the castles. It was very interesting at the top as you could see for miles around and you could really imagine what it would be like in 11th or 12th century. Although the walk takes about two hours it is definitely worth it and I would recommend a... More 

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Chelsea, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Short hikes to the 4 castles, where you get fabulous views of the area. If you go in the summer, bring water and go in the morning. If you are scared of height, you might have some moments, but worth to go over it. Plan for 1.5 to 2 hours to really enjoy the views.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

These castles were some of the last refuges of the Cathars, although they had been rebuilt in slightly different locations from the original ones. The view from the opposite hillside is worth seeing, and the walk to the castles themselves is unnecessary if you are short on time or the weather is inclement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Just as the Battle of Hastings was going on so was life in the Castles of Lastours - first mentioned in 1067. There are today four castles built on rock ridges within 300m of each other. The walk/climb up to the four Castles is a mixture of steps, steep inclines and flat tracks not suitable for the less able amongst... More 

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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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