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Chateaux de Lastours, Lastours

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Chateaux de Lastours are four related castles on a rocky spur overlooking a village and surrounding valleys and rivers. The French Ministry of Culture listed this as a historic monument, and archaeological digs are still being conducted here. Cabaret castle is the primary citadel of the group. You can view a polygonal keep, a tower, ramparts with a round walk, and a crenellated wall constructed with irregular material. Tour Régine is the smallest of the fortresses, and you'll notice that its curtain wall has collapsed. This three-story tower flanked by a spiral staircase was built primarily with white limestone. Surdespine is the least-preserved of the four castles. It features a square tower, rectangular curtain wall, semicircular arched windows, and defensive "murder holes." The Quertinheux Castle has a circular tower and a polygonal curtain wall. By using our Lastours trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Chateaux de Lastours and other attractions in Lastours.
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  • I usually write a bit more when i review somewhere but this time i will say just one word about the viewpoint. Wow !!! 
  • I frankly don't have much else to say. The site is sublime, the ruins in good condition and impressive, the view is breathtaking, and the price fair enough (although you could round up to € 5 guys). Aude is definitely really beautiful! My only regret: trails badly stated, do not get lost.
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  • You have to climb, but the paths are well secured is long but not difficult. The views are splendid. Don't hesitate to go to the "belvedere". A very good memory.
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  • Incredibly nice site with ruins of four medieval castles in magnificent landscape. At the foot of the hill, you have to pay entrance fee of 8€, which is used for repairing of the fourth tower. The ticket includes an entrance to a viewpoint on the other side of the valley.
  • Easy hike through the black mountains and wonderful ruins that are striking from a distance.
  • Great place to spend 2 hours hiking some castles I
  • The visit of the 4 Châteaux de lastours to see and review without forgetting the night show on Wednesdays summer, beautiful and magical, I recommend it all at 15 minutes from the city of Carcassonne.
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  • Beautiful place. We still had the opportunity to go see above. It is on the programme.
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