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Chateau de Puilaurens

Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
+33 4 68 20 65 26
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Very good but route difficult.

This chateau is along a little road that's not to narrow. There is a decent car park, toilets and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Great castle to visit, good road up to the car park, picnic area and toilets. Entrance is €5.00 for... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
James H
Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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“steep walk” (3 reviews)
“car park” (9 reviews)
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Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
+33 4 68 20 65 26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This chateau is along a little road that's not to narrow. There is a decent car park, toilets and drink and snack machines, there are plenty of shaded picnic tables. It's a trek up from the entrance and quite rough and steep, there is plenty...More

Thank walkerhb
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Great castle to visit, good road up to the car park, picnic area and toilets. Entrance is €5.00 for adults. Good footwear essential for the steep walk up to the castle. Once there it is spectacular. Don't miss this castle, Enjoy.

Thank James H
Reviewed September 16, 2016

France is full of castles, but if you want to get a real feel for 10th Century garrison life visit Puilaurens Castle! The views are spectacular too.

Thank TheYarnSchool
Reviewed September 3, 2016

This castle is wonderful, less exploited than some but preserved sufficiently to provide a worthwhile visit. The postcard / photos from the early 20th century and 2007 provide an insight into the spectacular changes that continue to take place in the landscape.

Thank TravelsbyCar100
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We've been here before. I must say, these are probably the cathare castle ruins i prefer. It's less touristy and very romantic and dreamy. There's long gras moving to and fro in the inner courtyard and most of the time it's very silent. I made...More

Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed August 12, 2016

A Cathar landmark which can be visited in conjunction with the close by castles of Peyrepertuse and Quéribus. There's an invigorating walk up from the car park, but you can also walk up from the village if you're feeling up to it. Get the 'passport',...More

Thank MilesCF
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Of all the castles we see it is not the most interesting but still has some standing things and many "nooks" to explore.

Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The walk up to the castle is not too difficult - take your time, and the view is amazing.... it's easy to understand why a castle was built on this side. It's a bit more difficult to imagine how all the building materials have been...More

Thank Jos K
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our first of three castles in a day! A steep climb up over rough ground but worth it for the amazing views. The French don't believe in health and safety - some sheer drops in places! You'd never be allowed the access in the safety...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed April 16, 2016

An interesting Cathar chateau, stunning scenery all around and on the winding road up to the chateau. There is a car park at the foot of the hill to the chateau. There is an entrance fee of 5€ to walk round the ruins. It is...More

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