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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Chateau de Peyrepertuse and other Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse attractions using our handy Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse itinerary maker.
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  • Majestic castle which rises over calcaria stone at 800 meters. Of catalan and Cathar past, the castle is divided into three parts. Turn higher, Tower and Chapel of sant Jordi can admire stunning views of the massif of the Corberes, of the flat of the i to the mar Roselló. A jewel in the Cathar country.
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  • Great Castle, quite conserved structure. Although there are up walking 10 minutes and on windy days it may be noticed by the height, you should not you frighten by the opinions that you can read on other sites, it's worth much.
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  • What a nice surprise as this tour December 31 under a beautiful Sun. Little world, free access and splendid light. Provide sneakers for access (15 minutes to rise) but what a reward at the top... A nice way to end the year
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  • Fantastic place! You can park below and walk up in 20 minutes. Need good shoes and not always easy, some difficult steps. Very nice views. Came here the 2nd time and it was still fun. The drive there is also fascinating.
  • Very nice castle, lovely location, a great day out. We went for the medieval festival, we had an amazing time!
  • That it's there at all, is staggering enough. The views stretch onwards the Spanish border.
  • A piece of history in an amazing landscape.
  • Quite a steep walk to get to, but well worth it. Lovely views. My brother loved the falconry show