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“An unusual past”

Chateaux de Lastours
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Lastours
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 12, 2012

This chateau has the most incredible views as it is a series of castles perched on high rock outcrops built by the cathars, a group who decided that they wanted to try real Christianity.the chateau he's to be seen to be believed and it reinforces that this region of France has a long and interesting history.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Perched high above the small village of Lastours are 4 ruined Cathar chateaux with wonderful views, it’s a bit of a climb but well worth it, (wear good shoes) you will also find a ruined church, and if you make it past the last tour and go down into a valley you will find a ruined medieval village, and the river Orbeil, on your way you can see caves, our visitors children loved exploring them, we spent about 4 hours there.

In the village you will find several places to eat.

2  Thank Christina P
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The view from the visitors' centre on the hillside opposite the chateaux is quite spectacular. Any attempt to climb up to the chateaux themselves should be made only by the hale and hearty, as it is extremely steep. We visited during the recent heatwave and didn't make the effort on this occasion, although we have done so a couple of times in the past.

1  Thank SHDJ
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

A not-to-be-missed sight, the Chateaux de Lastours are four ruined "Carthar" towers reached by a nice little uphill climb. While each tower is wonderful to visit, the last - Tour Cabaret - offers a spectacular view of the three other towers perched on the mountain. Be sure to visit the panorama for a stunning view of all four towers.

3  Thank Kat G
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Yes, the views were amazing and inspiring, but the trek up was scary. Not too many handrails, and gravelly sections of narrow paths were not expected. And you have to use the same paths to get down again.

1  Thank ChiliGirl
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