Chateau de Peyrepertuse, Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse

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Chateau de Peyrepertuse is a ruined fortress and one of the five strategically placed Cathar Castles built along the border between France and Spain. Construction began in the 11th century and continued through the 13th century, taking advantage of a high, defensive crag of rock that overlooks the approach road. Look up at the castle from the road, and you'll find it difficult to distinguish the castle from the surrounding rock. It has been on the French Ministry of Culture's Monuments Historiques list since 1908. Arrange to visit Chateau de Peyrepertuse and other attractions in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse using our Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse online tour planner.
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  • Another great French castle with a lot of history. It's off the beaten track, but seems to be very popular nonetheless. Plenty of parking, but quite a long uneven walk from the entrance building to... 
    Another great French castle with a lot of history. It's off the beaten track, but seems to be very popular nonetheless. Plenty of parking, but quite a long uneven walk from the entrance building to...  more »
  • Visitors should be made aware that the site is inaccessible for anyone with even a moderate disability. The path is not just steep, but very uneven, involving clambering up and over obstacles. The... 
    Visitors should be made aware that the site is inaccessible for anyone with even a moderate disability. The path is not just steep, but very uneven, involving clambering up and over obstacles. The...  more »
  • Impressive castle with a steep climb to the top. But the view from the top is definitely worth it and super fun to do even in the 35 degree days. 
    Impressive castle with a steep climb to the top. But the view from the top is definitely worth it and super fun to do even in the 35 degree days.  more »
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  • Nice place. Beautiful views from the ruins of the medieval castle. Be ready for a 15 minutes hike over a narrow and rocky trail to get to the castle from the visiting center. In summer take water.
  • a lovely beginner hike which rewards you with beautiful views from the top! add to it the story-guide around your visit and the wonders of its history. one for the memories!
  • Day trip from the village. It took us one hour to arrive to the impressive castle located on a vertiginous mountain top. The name 'citadelles du vertige' is well chosen.
  • Very impressive site on the mountain. Unfortunately not super safe to let kids run around…
  • Beautiful route of the cathar castles. This castle has a steep access, so should be taken into account, as may not be suitable for all to walk. The views are beautiful and worth the climb.

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