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Address: Chateau de Puivert, 11230 Puivert, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 20 81 52

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Watch out with young children

I'm not convinced this is the best place to take young children. Whilst the courtyard is a broad grass area, the keep (or donjon) has some rather precarious stairs that young... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heironymus62
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not convinced this is the best place to take young children. Whilst the courtyard is a broad grass area, the keep (or donjon) has some rather precarious stairs that young children could easily slip on. In addition you suddenly find yourself on the roof and, if it is anything like our visit (middle of August), it is very windy!... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A great place to visit for a morning or afternoon. Lots of history and information as you tour around. Lovely views across Puivert and beyond.

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Thank Margaret G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This castle has good views, fascinating rooms and history and despite some attempts in the past is unspoilt by making it a cheesy tourist destination. The drive to the car parking is a little challenging and the road is in poor condition. You will not need much more than 30 mins there but if you took a picnic it would... More 

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Thank MStow
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This was just one stop on my tour through Cathar country. This chateau was the highlight for me. Older and nicer-looking than the chateau de Rennes. Better weather here than at the cloud-covered Montsegur castle (though that may be a coincidence). Although the chateau in Foix is also nice, the more ruinous appearance of Puivert appeals more to me. Only... More 

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Thank RHAHJ
Miami Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I really enjoyed this Chateau. The scenery is very beautiful. You have a splendid music room where you can still feel the lively energy of song and dance. There is also a round table here with some knight helmets hanging on the wall. I really enjoyed the Chateau and it s history and connection to the Troubadors.

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Thank vilasini108
Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This chateau has a well preserved keep with two accessible vaulted rooms.The views from the chateau were excellent..The problem with this chateau was LACK of information.There was no descriptive leaflet given at the gate.There were poorly maintained multi language signs that were not very legible. In the the keep there was a DVD player with no instructions and another one... More 

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Thank Justin S
Limoux, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

One of the many chateaus in the area. the road to the car park is a bit of an adventure, as is the climb to the entrance. They have occasional medieval moments but you take pot luck. This is nothing special, but worth a visit to help understand the Cathare history

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Thank GrahamDale
Cambodia
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Road up to chateau is very rutted but driveable if careful and there are no mad drivers bombing down the hill! Views are stunning, looking over nearby lake and seeing the glider planes take oof and land at nearby airfield. Chateau itself is worth a visit with good views from the top.

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Thank MariaPete
Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Puivert is a bit out of the way but well worth the trip, check it out on your gps or map, the views are spectacular, and so much history. Sure the drivable track from the road up is bit shoddy, but it's doable, park a pay just few euro and in you go, make sure you pick a clear day... More 

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Thank Martypeg
Melbourne
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329 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There is quite a walk up hill from the carpark. But it's definitely worth a visit. As as you walk across the courtyard of the Chateau, look across fields of wheat and majestic mountains of the Pyrenees & imagine the battles and celebrations that took place here. Climb the inner and outer spiralling staircases and see the lookout room, then... More 

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