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“An unusual past” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours
Route des 4 Chateaux, Lastours, France
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Limerick, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An unusual past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This chateau has the most incredible views as it is a series of castles perched on high rock outcrops built by the cathars, a group who decided that they wanted to try real Christianity.the chateau he's to be seen to be believed and it reinforces that this region of France has a long and interesting history.

Visited September 2012
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Cuxac-Cabardes, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“There is a little bit of magic in the Cabardes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Perched high above the small village of Lastours are 4 ruined Cathar chateaux with wonderful views, it’s a bit of a climb but well worth it, (wear good shoes) you will also find a ruined church, and if you make it past the last tour and go down into a valley you will find a ruined medieval village, and the river Orbeil, on your way you can see caves, our visitors children loved exploring them, we spent about 4 hours there.

In the village you will find several places to eat.

Visited October 2012
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Lincolnshire, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Extraordinary spectacle in the Black Mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The view from the visitors' centre on the hillside opposite the chateaux is quite spectacular. Any attempt to climb up to the chateaux themselves should be made only by the hale and hearty, as it is extremely steep. We visited during the recent heatwave and didn't make the effort on this occasion, although we have done so a couple of times in the past.

Visited August 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Breath-taking Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

A not-to-be-missed sight, the Chateaux de Lastours are four ruined "Carthar" towers reached by a nice little uphill climb. While each tower is wonderful to visit, the last - Tour Cabaret - offers a spectacular view of the three other towers perched on the mountain. Be sure to visit the panorama for a stunning view of all four towers.

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San Jose, California
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Not for the faint-hearted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Yes, the views were amazing and inspiring, but the trek up was scary. Not too many handrails, and gravelly sections of narrow paths were not expected. And you have to use the same paths to get down again.

Visited July 2012
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