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chaletaria wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom476 contributions124 helpful votes
A large “Cathar” castle (though not strictly true) with impressive ruins and views. It is situated in the middle of countryside, so your own transport is an essential. Not far from the similarly dated Quèribus chateau and worthwhile combining. Like Quèribus it is quite a steep walk up. Take water as facilities are limited. Toilets are at the entrance.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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pmmb8 wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent a fab 1 1/2 hours here. Walk to the castle is not for those with mobility issues. Free roam around the ruins. Cooled off in the nearby gorge’s waterfalls as suggested in the guide leaflet.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Archaeobuff wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia1,669 contributions373 helpful votes
Lots of parking. Toilets & drinks at the ticket office. You can drive most of the way up. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Occitan, meaning Pierced Rock. The castle was built in the 11th century. It was never subjected to attack during the Crusade against the Cathars. It lost all strategic importance after the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 when the border was moved even further south to its present position along the crest of the Pyrenees. Its importance declined and it was abandoned altogether at the time of the French Revolution.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Martin B wrote a review Oct 2019
Oldham, United Kingdom432 contributions104 helpful votes
How did they build castles like this perched on top of mountains? From the top you have 360 degree panoramic views. Worth the admission fee, and you can learn the history of the castle from the leaflet provided. You can drive up in a motorhome, the hairpin bends are not difficult, and if out of season pass the motorhome parking signs , and park in the top car park near the entrance. It will save a steep walk. On returning there is a free aire at the bottom of the hill.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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philip m wrote a review Aug 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom18 contributions2 helpful votes
Incredible castle on top of a small 'mountain '. A lot of steps to get to the top but definitely worth it. Very hot so make sure you take drinks with you.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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