Chateau de Queribus, Cucugnan

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Chateau de Queribus is a historic ruined castle and one of the French Ministry of Culture's historic monuments. One of five Cathar Castles, it was built strategically along the French border with Spain. The castle stands isolated on a high peak with a view of the surrounding terrain, giving it a tremendous tactical advantage over attackers. Visit to get an interesting perspective on medieval warfare and strategic architecture. Plan to see Chateau de Queribus and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cucugnan vacation maker site .
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  • Beautiful very well preserved Cathar Castle. The view from the top of the castle is extraordinary. A must-see if you're in the area.
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  • Parking at the foot of the Castle and then mounted on feet, stable shoes recommended. Visit +/-1 h. Summit view full of Roussillon is beautiful. The Castle has been restored, we can imagine the lives of the occupants at the time. Signs explain the different elements of the Castle. With the price of the ticket, you are entitled to 1 entry to the theatre Achilles Mir Cucugnan-based to watch 1 movie choice: Queribus flew by drones, 1 good complement to your visit of the Castle or the priest of Cucugnan, 1 cartoon drawn from the work of Alphonse Daudet. For the 2nd movie, add 2 euros. 2 movies are really interesting. For the brave, opportunity to leave the car in Cucugnan and climb to Quéribus to feet. There are 1 loop hike of +/-9 km of medium difficulty.
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  • Great Castle, warm and documented, access has improved well, major piece, and the Gothic room full of romance, to recommend.
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  • Incredible location for a castle, views are spectacular. Well worth a visit, is a short hike up, but probably not a great idea if you don’t like heights!!
  • Beautiful place to visit, took lots of photos of chateau ruins & fantastic panoramic views. I spent half a day visiting here and the other half visiting Ille sur Tet which is another must visit.
  • Beautiful ruined castle accessible either via a steep 1 1/4 hour hike from the nearby village of Cucugnan or a 10 minute drive. Wind speeds can be very, very strong at the castle as it's 728 metres above sea level. Some of the castle walls are lower than waist height with sheer drops on the other side. Wear sensible clothing and be extremely careful when taking children or going with infirm people on windy days.
  • I recently visited the Chateau with my family and 18 month old boy. The surrounding countryside is very picturesque and the drive to the castle is a very pleasant one. There is ample parking, with mobile toilets located within easy walking distance. At the entry to the site is a small wooden hut where you pay to access the walk, and can also buy information pamphlets on the region. There is no food or drink for sale, which is a shame as there is no local amenities, so I would definitely recommend taking a packed lunch with you, as well as plenty of water. The walk to the castle, although relatively short, is quite challenging. It is totally unsuitable for prams or buggies, so take small children with you at your own risk. The site itself is certainly more ruins than castle, and we found the information that was supplied at the site to be inadequate. The views of the surrounding area were breathtaking, but the castle itself did not merit an entry fee or the precarious walk. I am glad we visited the region, and that we saw the castle. To be honest I think it is better seen from a distance..+
  • Very nice castle to visit. Great views from the top, it's only a 15 minute walk up. A bit far from cities so you probably need a private mean of transport to get there.
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