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Chateaux de Lastours

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Great tourist attraction

A must visit if your staying in the area or well worth travelling to as part of a visit to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Great afternoon out

Stunning views, if visiting the Carcassonne area you must go! You can choose relative to your own... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cathar castles”(12 reviews)
“castle ruins”(8 reviews)
“walk up”(7 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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22 route des 4 Chateaux | N 43.334219 - E 2.377995, 11600 Lastours, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning views, if visiting the Carcassonne area you must go! You can choose relative to your own fitness levels how much you want to do....its so peaceful and calm you will be in awe at its beauty

Thank catrionac171
Reviewed 1 week ago

'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

Thank carole h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank FlatToppedHill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank MissCNW4
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank trig56
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Better than visiting Carcassonne. It's a bit of a hike but well worth it. Breathtaking views and impressive history.

Thank René H
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We did not do the trek into the ruins but instead went to the overlook across the valley. Its an impressive sight and probably better for the overall view of the complex without the hours of climbing.

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed June 22, 2018

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

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July 9, 2018|
Response from PandKLloyd |
Oops, I thought I was asking a specific person. Anyhow, can anyone tell me how to get to the hill that overlooks the 4 castles?
Brian T
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Châteaux de Las... L | Property representative |
Hello ! We close the ticket office at 20 o'clock during the summer (july and august). You can climb up to the towers until 20 o'clock. Thanks !
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