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Chateaux de Lastours

Address: Route des 4 Chateaux, Lastours, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Lastours
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I did the 2 hour climb with our children aged 7 and 11. It was a steep climb and a bit narrow at times but it was well worth it. The views from the top were just sensational. The 4 ruins were all quite different but were all beautiful. My kids were just fascinated with it all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There are two parts to the visit, and the modest entry fee covers them both. The 'main attraction' is in the village where the path to the castles starts from a converted mill and winds fairly easily up the hill. It's a bit rough in places so consider your footwear. The path passes through a cave about half way up... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For 6€ you can walk up from the information centre to visit the four chateau's. It's not a long walk but it is quite steep. The four castles are very close but require a bit of walking up and down between. It is more peaceful and quiet than places such as Carcassonne and there are quite a few birds etc... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The 4 chateaux are well worth visiting. One of the more spectacular of the many Cathar sites, the effort needed to walk up to and around these ruins is well worth while. Set atop a stunning ridge amid forests and chasms the views are stunning. Enter through a former factory and enjoy the views up and down.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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52 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

These are abandoned castles that you can visit. There is about a 2 hour walk to get to them along a well marked path. Or you can view them from a lookout called Belvedere across the way. Watch for signs for Belvedere. You follow the road to the end. There is a small house or building there where you pay... More

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