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Chateaux de Lastours

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Address: 22 route des 4 Chateaux | N 43.334219 - E 2.377995, 11600 Lastours, France
Phone Number: 33468775602
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Worth the climb

Despite being over 30 degrees and being less fit than I would like, the climb was certainly worth it. The valley is amazingly beautiful and the castles give an idea of an era... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Olivia H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being over 30 degrees and being less fit than I would like, the climb was certainly worth it. The valley is amazingly beautiful and the castles give an idea of an era long gone. There are places to rest in the shade of the way up and after some water and a shaded rest after reaching Chateau number one... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thank you so much Olivia for your Kindly message. See you again in the Aude Thérèse More 

Locks Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Belvedere viewing point first to see these four ruins in their amazing setting. We then drove back down to the village to park and begin the walk and recommend doing it in that order. Yes it was hot, but if you take it easy and take plenty of water and in our case our sandwiches, it... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thak you dear Mister Toby for your visit and your kindly message. I allways sai that our best ambassadory are our visitors, and it's true with you again. Thank you so much. Best regards Thérèse More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Although 1 of many Cathar sites, really impressive views here. Belvedere mentioned as for hurried travellers but great after having visited castle site

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Dear Anet Thank you for your kindly message We hope to see again in d'Aude best regards Thérèse More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

These castles are stunning, set in the wonderful backdrop of hilly countryside and full of evocative visions of the Cathars and others. We went to Belvedere to park and look at the castles as it's apparently a 2 hour walk to get to them (and was much too hot to do that!). There's a €2 per person charge to park... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn, Thank you for your kindly message, it's helpfully for the next visitors. we hope to see you again in d'Aude. Best regards Thérèse More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

4 old ruins on top of the hill. Great view and lost of wind! :) An old cave and 4 towers to climb on the will where great. Make sure take water with you, you need to start all the way at the bottum.

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thank you M David yes it's better with a little bottle water to clim see you again in Aude Best regards Thérèse More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This was well worth the 25minute drive from Carcassonne. If you have half a day spare this is an essential part of the French Cathar experience. Some words of warning. Parts of the ascent are risky. This is not suitable for children with poor danger sense. Very young children and the very elderly will tire from the ascent and un... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Hello Mister, thank you for your kindly message it's allways good to expalin on the other one your expérience. we hope to see you again in the Aude. Thérèse More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

amazing walk, but not for everyone. It takes more or less 2 hours, not easy for everyone to walk to the top of each castle but highly recommended

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Dear Miss or Mister Thank you for your kindly message; we hope to see you again in the Aude Best regards Thérèse More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice hike. Did it with my 5 year old son and he climbed with ease. The medieval village is not much too see, so didn't go down and up. It is a 1.5 hour excursion. Afterwards had nice lunch in the village.

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Hello Miss Remco, thank you for you rnice message , we know that the childs like this hike, theire are in theire dreams of castles. see you again in d'Aude Thérèse More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

These tours are really worth seeing. The walk up to the tours is not easy though - so probably not great for people with mobility issues. The view at the top if fantastic, and it is great to climb around the ruins. Just a word of caution to people with kids - there are not really that many safety features... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thank you for your message. for people with mobility issues or disable we have the Belvéèdre a panoramic view on the other side of the hill. see you again in d'Aude Thérèse More 

France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a wonderful site and a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting the area. There are a lot of steps and the visit to the site is not for the infirm or very unfit. However, the belvédère (view-point) is easily accessible and provides a dramatic view of the four towers. RECOMMENDATION: Visit the belvédère first. The view is very impactive... More 

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Thank you Steve for this kindly message, you are the best ambassador when can have. see you again in Lastours best regards Thérèse More 

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