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Cathar Castles

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Address: Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 0468117072
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Need time, physical effort and good walking boots to see many

The story of the Cathars whilst basically true is of course is built upon as a tourist reason to visit the area. That said, there is the history of the Spanish/French border... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Richmond, United Kingdom
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The story of the Cathars whilst basically true is of course is built upon as a tourist reason to visit the area. That said, there is the history of the Spanish/French border coupled with the Roman Catholic Pope and the religion of the Cathar faith. Ideally try to read up on the basics before seeing these sites which are scattered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really need a car or a a tour to access these, good walking boots and plenty of energy. You also need several days. They are all different and stunning

Thank aardvarktraveller
Rochester, United Kingdom
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536 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Lotto train does a trip round the ramparts. This was well worth the time and money. In addition to getting a bit of the history (in French) we got a number of very good photos from vantage points that you would not otherwise get. They told us that the city of the Cathars was under siege . They filled... More 

1 Thank Incartek
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The more you learn of the Cathars the more you want to know and I spent my money on two separate occasions by paying for a guide with good historical knowledge. Cathar Country Tours.

Thank Suzie B
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stayed in a great Gite in Salsigne and explored the whole area visiting as many castles as we could fit in. A perfect week.

Thank PTulip
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Fabulously atmospheric structures and landscapes; perched on steep hillsides, reached by winding roads, complete with hairpin turns and drops. Great views too.

1 Thank Miaowmits
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I read the book labarynth before visiting,and identified this historical landmark of all mentioned in the book.was Amazing

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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The best collection of castles I have seen anywhere in the world, amazing. Carcassone is a must but there are many more

1 Thank Damian V
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It is a nice castle. We didn't take the guided tour, and the information written around were enough for us to enjoy an informed visit. It is worth to do the walk of the walls and enjoy the great views of the countryside.

Thank BLA74
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great history and beauty, amazing to see the remains of extraordinary architecture, passing lovely countryside to get there.

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