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A must visit if your staying in the area or well worth travelling to as part of a visit to the area. We did the chateaux in the afternoon then travelled to Carcassonne for later in the day and evening. Well worth doing both and...More
'Be prepared for some hard walking and wear decent shoes!'
This was the warning our French B & B host gave us when we said we were planning to visit Lastours - the Four Castles situated on a high (300mt), steep hill.
We parked just...More
We all loved the four castles at Lastours. The man in the visitor centre couldn’t have been more welcoming (his English was much better than my French!) and gave us really good practical information about the trip. We were prepared for a walk and had...More
When have you ever seen four castles in one place? Answer never. All independent of each other, but built to guard one of the routes through the Pyrenees into the Languedoc from the kingdom of Aragon. The four castles are strung out across a 1,300...More
A must see!!! Where have you visited four castles in one place before...? Never. An absolutely amazing sight.
We recommend parking at the tourist information (100 spaces) for free as there is very little parking in the village. It’s on the right as you enter...More
My partner and I, both mid forties, found ourselves doing this trek on the hottest part of a 35 degree day. It was so hot that the tarmac was melting and sticky on the Lastours road below the start of the trail.
Just about the...More
It was a very hot day and I was a little bit unwell, so we opted not to walk up to the Castles, but to view them from the signposted viewpoint. Had it been cooler and I had been on form that day, we would...More