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Review of Chateau de Puivert

Chateau de Puivert
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Puivert
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Quillan, France
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274 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 654 helpful votes
“STUNNING VIEWS”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

A Cathare Château located at the entrance to the village of Puivert. Privately owned. The owner is working exceptionally hard to restore the buildings and grounds. Access and parking are free. During the summer there are pony rides and demonstartions of 'jousting' and the art of a blacksmith. Light drinks and snacks available in season. Not really suitable access to the buildings for unfit elderly or people with reduced mobility, although the grounds are easily accessed.
€5 access fee (vary cheap)

Visited February 2014
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surrey
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137 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This chateau dominates the skyline from quite a distance and is well worth the visit. It's up a steep hill so the views are great too.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank chobhamlass
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Durham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Looks great from a distance and even better when you walk around. The views from the tower are magnificent and the tapestries and exhibits are worth seeing.

Visited September 2013
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Nuremberg, Germany
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137 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The Troubadour Castle”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The castle of Puivert is one of the very few Cathar places that's accessible for all the people who don't feel like climbing, or who aren't steady on their feet.

Puivert has some rooms, staircases and features ancient musical instruments. The final scenes of the movie "The Ninth Gate" featuring Johnny Depp took place here as well.

It's well preserved, and due to its accessibility one of the few Cathar castles suitable for the whole family. Don't forget to visit the Quercorb museum nearby, there you can find even more musical instruments and explanations.

Visited October 2012
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wonderful!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Totally accessible to the aged and infirm (I'm close to one of these). This is a wonderful monument to the Middle Ages, to the age of troubadours and to the indecent wars of the Crusades. My experience there was totally positive; it furnished me productive information for my studies of the 12th/13th centuries.

Visited June 2013
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