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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 your Chateau de Queribus visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cucugnan using our Cucugnan travel itinerary maker.
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  • Not only the architecture of the Cathar Castle is exceptional but the view offered to us from above is unforgettable and is the reward for the climb. This is quite feasible even for people with difficulties for the market. The slope goes up regularly, you can take breaks to enjoy the view. However, it's better to have proper shoes that are good feet. If it is hot water. We did the tour with the audioguide which not only presents the site but has a lively text. At the bottom of the site a panel displays a list of the facilities and guest rooms of the surroundings and particularly Cucugnan. Not to be missed.
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  • This castle is stunning, the ruins stand on a rocky ridge with splendid views all around. The walk up from the car park is relatively short but steep and it is best to wear walking shoes. The day we v...  more »
  • From the time we're going in the adjacent PO of the Aude, we finally visited 2 Cathar castles: Peyrepertuse and Quéribus. Quéribus is easy access from the parking even though it climbs a bit. The stones are beautiful, and there seems to be on the roof of the world, alone in the world. What about the view? Impressive, majestic, to cut the breath... In this late October sunny, light was beautiful...
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  • This is my favorite castle in the area. It sits very high (you have to hike up quite a bit from the parking so be warned if you have physical restrictions) and it has an amazing view of the surrounding area.
  • Another example of man's ingenuity resourcefulness and energy. Amazing position , with views forever. Go right to the top
  • Amazing view over the region and place of a interesting history. However, this is not a musuem and the historical information, considering the price of the ticket, is scant.
  • It's a must see if you're in the area. It's so impressive how all this was built so long ago in such a difficult area. The views are breathtaking! Bring a hat and sunscreen!
  • Definitely a must-see! I'm really glad I was brought to this place. Make sure you're wearing warm clothes, it's quite windy there.