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Chateau de Puilaurens

Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
+33 4 68 20 65 26
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OH My, What a view!

The whole family from age 5 to 75 years, walked up the steep mountain to reach the Chateau. It was... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Victoria W
How did they get up here?

On the drive up you pass a wonderful viewing point of the chateau which gives you an accurate... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Irish in Australia
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“steep walk” (3 reviews)
“car park” (10 reviews)
“entrance fee” (3 reviews)
Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
+33 4 68 20 65 26
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

The whole family from age 5 to 75 years, walked up the steep mountain to reach the Chateau. It was hard going but not too far. We took a picnic lunch to have at the top. It is simply stunning! How did they build it?...More

1  Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

On the drive up you pass a wonderful viewing point of the chateau which gives you an accurate picture of exactly how high & remote the chateau is. I can't help wondering how did people 1,000's of years ago find this place, build it &...More

1  Thank AoifeBr
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This chateau is along a little road that's not to narrow. There is a decent car park, toilets and drink and snack machines, there are plenty of shaded picnic tables. It's a trek up from the entrance and quite rough and steep, there is plenty...More

1  Thank walkerhb
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great castle to visit, good road up to the car park, picnic area and toilets. Entrance is €5.00 for adults. Good footwear essential for the steep walk up to the castle. Once there it is spectacular. Don't miss this castle, Enjoy.

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 16 September 2016

France is full of castles, but if you want to get a real feel for 10th Century garrison life visit Puilaurens Castle! The views are spectacular too.

Thank TheYarnSchool
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This castle is wonderful, less exploited than some but preserved sufficiently to provide a worthwhile visit. The postcard / photos from the early 20th century and 2007 provide an insight into the spectacular changes that continue to take place in the landscape.

1  Thank TravelsbyCar100
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We've been here before. I must say, these are probably the cathare castle ruins i prefer. It's less touristy and very romantic and dreamy. There's long gras moving to and fro in the inner courtyard and most of the time it's very silent. I made...More

1  Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A Cathar landmark which can be visited in conjunction with the close by castles of Peyrepertuse and Quéribus. There's an invigorating walk up from the car park, but you can also walk up from the village if you're feeling up to it. Get the 'passport',...More

1  Thank MilesCF
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Of all the castles we see it is not the most interesting but still has some standing things and many "nooks" to explore.

1  Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The walk up to the castle is not too difficult - take your time, and the view is amazing.... it's easy to understand why a castle was built on this side. It's a bit more difficult to imagine how all the building materials have been...More

1  Thank Jos K
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