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“Great bit of Cathar history”

Chateaux de Lastours
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Lastours
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
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3 reviews
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“Great bit of Cathar history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Found this site on a suggested tour from Carcassonne. Have visited a few Cathar sites before and was interested in learning more about their plight. This site is great from the aspects of trying to understand their living conditions but also a great view. Two 50+ yr olds with 11 & 12yo kids found it no problem to get to. Would recommend this site as an out of the way tourist attraction.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth the walk up the Hill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

One pays on entrance via a small museum and reception. Then you exit the back of the facility to walk up the hill to 4 small, ruined, hilltop Cathar forts. Moderately steep but it's very picturesque and oozes historic atmosphere of a bygone era. I think it's worth the effort!

Visited May 2012
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Leeuwarden
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

I wasnt sure about this as the tourist brochures didnt make it look that special but it was very pretty. The views over the countryside were worth the steep walk to get there.

Visited March 2013
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The Potteries
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106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

One of the most spectacular Cathar castles, although not as bleak or remote as sites such as Monsegur. You need to allow a couple of hours to climb up to each of the towers, but the efoort is wortgh it.

Visited October 2012
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Limerick, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
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“An unusual past”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2012
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