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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  • Beautiful site. A must see in the Corbières one of the most amazing castle with Quéribus. Not a big walk to get up, around 20 min.  more »
  • Fantastic place to visit, the drive to it is already an adventure in itself and the walk to the top, whilst a a bit strenuous for little legs, was fine even for our son. Views from the top are amazing...  more »
  • The place is nice, quiet in February, with plenty of soul, the welcome is warm and full of enthusiasm, a beautiful moment and an exceptional heritage.
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  • I drove here with my husband. You had to drive carefully. Narrow and curve roads. Also nice scenery while driving. We walked up and inside the chateau. It's wonderful. There was only small souvenir shop here. No restaurant. No coffee shop.
  • truly a beautiful castle, with a great view. the only downside was that the true top of the mountain was inaccessible because of a radio antenna, and that is not even that bad since the view everywhere else is so good
  • Beautiful castle ruins in stunning surroundings. Unlike other castles in the area, you can go in out of hours as there is no barrier / no legal notice. I got in for free in the last hour of daylight and it was magical. However it is pretty dangerous up there in low light conditions so do be careful!
  • One of the 10 most beautiful Chateaux in France. Difficult to find but significant in the not well known history of the Cathars. From the top of the Chateau on one side is a view of the Mediterranean to the Spanish border and on the other a beautiful view of the snow capped Pyrenees.
  • Its a long way up. Don't go of you've got mobility problems.

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