Chateau de Queribus
Chateau de Queribus
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
In the South of France, in the county of Aude, stands Quéribus, the last bastion of Cathar resistance, and Cucugnan, the village made famous by the tale of “The Sermon of the Curé of Cucugnan”, which was immortalized by Alphonse Daudet "Les lettres de mon moulin". The sight of Queribus Castle perched upon its crag, dominating the valleys below vividly evokes the world of the Middle Age, and the eleventh to fourteenth centuries when it held sway. Its high tower, like an eagle’s nest, offers a panoramic view over the plains of the Roussillon.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Libra_K1960
Farnham, UK271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Definitely worth the walk. We went twice in the week we were staying in the area - once with the tour group, and later on when we had a free day so that we could explore the castle for longer. The walk from the village of Cucugnan is quite hard - we went up the steep, more direct route, and came down by the longer more gentle track. For the steep route you would be advised to have proper walking shoes or boots, as there were some areas of loose stones which would be hard to negotiate in ordinary shoes. The castle's situation is breathtaking. We also enjoyed watching the film which you can see in the village.
Written September 7, 2023
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Miles M
Dunsford, UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We visited this and Château de Peyrepertuse in the same day. I think we preferred Queribus.

It really is dramatic, and gets even more so as you approach. The walk up is relatively easy, and the site itself is not huge. It is amazing to think what the builders did given the lack of anything other than human endeavour.

When all the lights out, come out with rustic toilets. Definitely worth getting there early, before the heat and crowds buildup.
Written July 21, 2023
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sandiablonde
Edgewood, NM689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Situated in the middle of nowhere in the Pyrenees with nothing around but trees and mountains, this is a wonderful ruin to visit. The climb up is a little steep but it is worth it and the best part was that in October, we had the place all to ourselves. The guide could use a little work but it is still worth seeing. Plenty of parking. Great views.
Written November 18, 2022
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sknibb
London, UK308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
stunning view. long narrow drive up mountain. from car park is 15 minutes walk up well maintained path, pay 4.50E. steep walk into ruin requires fair health and mobility on irregular steps. easily overlooked gravel trail runs up exterior base to left of stone entry steps, at base, which leads to great views of exterior. see this in conjunction with on same day the near by drive much larger catherist fort.
Written October 14, 2022
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aldernodules
Coleraine, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
The historic castle is perched on top of a mountain top and looks almost unbelievable from the road along the valley (D117). Indeed, one wonders how to get to it, but there is an adequate steep and windy road that gets you to a car park and entrance building within a few minutes walk from it. As with many castles in France, the surfaces and steps are somewhat uneven, but safe if you take care. It's a medium sized castle, not very big, but the views around the valleys and mountains are amazing. There is an interesting winding basement to the tower, but use your phone torch, as it is dark and uneven. A great visit for castle lovers.
Written September 28, 2022
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Xiaowen C
Haarlem, The Netherlands189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Nice old ruins to visit, and a very impressive medieval site. We visit with our 6 and 8 years old, no problem at all.
Written August 20, 2022
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India4,348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We detoured past Queirbus on our long drive to Narbonne from Perpignan. As you approach, Queirbus slowly emerges in view and is really imposing as you get close. The views from the grounds are terrific, with Peyrepertuse also visible in the far distance.
Written July 15, 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did a marathon 1/2 day trip from Carcassonne. It was nearly 2 hours to drive each way. However, the site of this ancient castle is really spectacular. The walk takes 10+ minutes from the parking lot and then lots of irregular stairs inside the place.
Written August 24, 2021
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Meredith L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We visited Queribus and Peyrepertuse on the same day with our two young children (just turning 4 and 8 years old). Both chateaux were spectacular, and the day was the highlight of our trip. Queribus was easier to access--the path is steep and was in full sun when we were there, but it is smooth and fairly short. There was an incredibly intense wind tunnel effect as we passed through the front door, which nearly blew our shirts off but really added to the fun! Once through the door, the wind was still present but not too strong. The chateau is fairly compact and quicker to visit compared to Peyrepertuse, but there are still a lot of sections/rooms to explore. The views were amazing.

Like Peyrepertuse, there is a sizable parking lot with toilet facilities near the chateau.
Written July 28, 2021
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Rosan58
Hampshire, UK105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Cathar castle in the Aude looks very impressive. Car parking close by. Easy walk up but not suitable if support is needed. Excellent views from the top
Written August 24, 2020
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