Chateau de Queribus, Cucugnan

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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  • We visited on 6th October. It was windy at our villa much lower down in the mountains but we did not think about how it would be 2000 feet up! We went to the beautiful village of Cucugnan first for co...  more »
  • With Peyrepteruse, you have a "15 minute walk" (more like 30 minutes) on a rocky trail to the entrance. The site is spread out and requires quite a lot of walking / climbing to see the whole thing. Th...  more »
  • Beautiful view good shoes because it goes up but still quite accessible Parking free shop to make and remake
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  • 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..+
  • It was the easiest castle to climb. Well worth the effort for the views. You can see Peyrepertuse castle from here!
  • 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.
  • Very cool panorama on the valley. Be careful the site is windy. The castle is actually a ruin and there is nothing to buy which is very cool.

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