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“Queribus great, Peyrepertus terrific”
Review of Cathar Castles

Cathar Castles
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35 Minutes Cathar Castles Tour by Helicopter
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We travelled to Peyrepertuse and Queribus from Carcassonne (staying near Lagrasse) as a day trip. This is a reasonably serious undertaking as the roads are windy so give yourself a full day for the excursion.

Both were excellent - and a great contrast. We went to Queribus first. I'd recommend you do this too - it is terrific, but the scale of Peyreptuse is mind blowing so do it second.

Audio guides are helpful / good for kids (and adults).

6  Thank voyage_en_Provence
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Takes you back in time Carcassonne, Legrasse but especially Termes worth a visit where they have a 15 min video, quite a climb but worth it for fabulous views. Pity there wasn't a cafe opened in the lovely village.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We visited Queribus and Peyreptuse...........well worth a visit but only for the fit and able. Access is fairly precarious, with ill defined steps/footpaths, so those with young children need to keep a MOST watchful eye. Use of a pushchair is totally impossible. We went on a windy day, and it was really hairy!!!!

4  Thank jennifer1983187159
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Carcassonne, Lastours, Queribus, Peyrepetuse, Villerouge-Termines, Puillaurens to name but a few. Some, like Carcassonne and Villlrouge-Termines have been restored and give insights into Catharism. At Arques, in the village there is a museum devoted to the history of Cathars. There are others. Some of the castles are ruins, such as Queribus and Peyrepetuse but once you have climbed up to the top of these the views are stunning but do take stout walking shoes. High heels, flip flops and sandals are useless unless you want to crawl up (some people have been seen doing just that!). You also need some tolerance of heights. Vertigo sufferers won't get very far. But once you start looking at this aspect of history you can easily become totally engrossed in it.
On the Cathar trail it is worth visiting Minerve and Beziers, both places where the population was executed to death by burning.

5  Thank Papillonphotos
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Gave prospective on this group of early Christians.
These people were prosecuted and were considered rogue by the early church.

1  Thank annsmap
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