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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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