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“Minerve is worth a side trip”
Review of Cathar Castles

Cathar Castles
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$187.92*
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35 Minutes Cathar Castles Tour by Helicopter
Ranked #3 of 72 things to do in Carcassonne
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Tucson, Arizona
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Minerve is worth a side trip”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Minerve is a Medieval village not far from its famous neighbor, Carcassonne. It sits atop a high rock, which is the main reason that its Medieval houses have survived so well. There's not much there except the experience of stepping back in time and enjoying modern views of the countryside. Also, if you have a GPS, consider striking off cross country, particularly over the mountains, for amazing views and quaint villages. Just drive and lose yourself in the beautiful countryside

Visited April 2013
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Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Chateau du Roquefixade”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

A bit of a climb but the views are fantastic in every direction including the snow capped Pyrenees. Nice bar/restaurant in the village with outside tables

Visited April 2013
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teford
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Well worth a visit. however there are many and you must choose the best ones. Montsegur is worth the travel however you will need a car. Mirepoix the town is a picture research prior to visiting.

Visited April 2013
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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“Saissac castle and visitors centre”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Great visitors centre with lots of super books on the area and on Cathar history, in many languages. I bought an excellent book on the Cathars here. The view down into the valley and across the hills is spectacular. Very winding streets some almost vertical so you need to be pretty fit... not to go down, but to get back up! One of my favourite places!

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular ruins on high peaks”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Superb views from spectacular locations. Typically there is a fairly long and arduous climb to reach them, so beware.

Visited April 2013
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