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Chateau de Roquefixade

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Address: Roquefixade, 09300, France
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+33 5 61 01 55 02

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A nice village and above it the ruins of a castle. Be careful when visiting the ruins it may be a little bit dangerous (you may fall). If you're interested there is a place for... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
flo p
Lavelanet, France

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Lavelanet, France
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A nice village and above it the ruins of a castle. Be careful when visiting the ruins it may be a little bit dangerous (you may fall). If you're interested there is a place for climbing on the path to the castle.

Thank flo p
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We hiked to the Chateau de Roquefixade. It was a beautiful wooded hike mostly through the forest, culminating with beautiful views, and a ruined Cathar castle to explore. It was a perfect outing from Toulouse. Along the way we stopped to see a cave and have lunch in a shady green grove. We saw no one on the hike until... More 

Thank AlaskaFamly
Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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240 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

we parked our car at the entrance of the village. we visited the tiny village and than took the walk to the top, to see the ruine of the chateau. it was a very nice walk. we enjoyed many nice views. the walk is not too heavy, but quite up-hill. Once you are at the top = ruine of the... More 

Thank Salima K
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We arrived on a sunny December day in our quest to see all the Cathar castles. The drive up here from Foix is stunning - even if you don't want to walk all the up to the castle the views on the way are well worth the drive. You park in the village and follow the signs to the chateau... More 

Thank StPalais
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

L'Auberge des Troubadours has new owners and a new name (previously Les Hirondelles). The lunches are fabulous, Jenny has a real flair, the mixed salad came with 5 types of each meat and cheese and home made chutney and pickles and looked and tasted delicious. The house speciality pork ribs are properly messy and come with great sauté potatoes. We... More 

1 Thank isay55
Saint-Lieux-Lafenasse, France
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We went to Roquefixade on the way to the caves in Niaux. A stunning place. The village is lovely, and the climb to the castle is around 20 mins. The view of the valley is amazing, and the castle ruins on top has a romantic feel to it - I somehow liked it better than the famous neighbouring Montsegur which... More 

Thank tuska007
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from our hotel. Great walk to the top of the hill where the Chateaux is located. But more stunning views from the top of the surrounding valley and small villages. The day was clear so we hot. Great view of the Pyrenees mountains. The restaurant at the bottom of the hill is a must... More 

Thank Regimat
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful walk from the village to the ruined castle towering high above it. The walk takes about 30 minutes each way and the views from the top are breath taking. You can even see Montsegur castle high up in its peak down the valley. Well worth a visit.

Thank jswestern
Prague, Czech Republic
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195 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

In order to get to the castle of Roquefixade, you have to get up a steep path. Be sure you'll be out of breath when you get there. The castle is in complete ruins, but you get a pretty good view on what it should have looked like. Neverthless, it may be a good idea to read about it beforehand... More 

1 Thank Nico S
Toulouse, France
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

There is a fantastic circular walk for all the family which incorporates a very impressive Cathar castle,. The walk starts in the historic, pretty village of Roquefixade climbs gently through ancient beach tree woodland, between rocky limestone crags. After a slightly steeper section you arrive on a limestone plateau above the castle, offering magnificent views to the higher Pyrenees, a... More 

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