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France's Living History

A great experience - a look into the past, you will be in awe of the magnificent buildings. Very easy driving and accessibility to see various castles. Locals very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great experience - a look into the past, you will be in awe of the magnificent buildings. Very easy driving and accessibility to see various castles. Locals very friendly and helpful.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

a really great time - head over when everyone else is having lunch to avoid really long lines! get the audio guide - tons of details

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The drive to this chateau is well worth the effort. The ruins rise out of the cliffs and the views are great. On our there we drove through the Gorges de Galamus which are spectacular!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the nicest ones and most intact is Peyrepertuse. Definitely worth the visit if projection into the past is your thing.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a hot walk but well worth the climb. The views are breath taking and it was fairly quiet despite the peak season. It is also very reasonable to get in.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice afternoon trip from Carcassonne town. We didn't have a car and buses seem to be once a week so we travelled with Sun Tours, a local tour company. The castles are really cool and worth a visit. There's four ruins on adjacent hills, accessed via a visitor centre in the village and it was really good to go with... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Really interesting place, and beautiful buildings and panoramic views for some excellent photo opportunities. Fabulous!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited Chateau de Peyrepertuse and drove by Chateau de Queribus. Both castles are absolutely awe inspiring, particularly the Peyrepertuse as it appears on the crest of the mountain ridge and is barely distinguishable among the rock formations. Amazing monuments!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Visited as a part of a longer travel, this stop in Carcassonne was by longer the best options in my trip. The Medieval Castel is awesome and deserve the trip to visit. It simply wont fail you.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A chance ti touch the history. Climb to Mount Seguire, observe the spectacular view from the mountain. Better have a guide or if you aren't very familiar with that historic events read something to prepare for the visit.

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