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Chateau de Montsegur, Montsegur
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Perched 1,200 m (3,900 ft) in the air, the grounds of the current Chateau de Montsegur have a fiery past. More than 200 Cathar priests were found dead in this legendary place, burned after being accused as heretics for their Christian faith. Though it is described as one of the Cathar castles, the current chateau is actually from a later period and not the work of the Cathars. The fortress was remodeled during the latter half of the 13th century. Seven centuries later, flames of the past still fuel contemplation and rumor at this site. Take a guided tour in English or walk the grounds without a guide at your leisure. Using our world travel planner, Montsegur attractions like Chateau de Montsegur can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Be sure to first read about the history of the Cathars, the Albigensian Crusade and take to rise to the top as the great mountain walk in the beautiful natural landscape:) Place legends;) and poured blood, wonder how it was possible to capture the fortress on the rock in the middle ages. We did not think about hiking shoes and clothes as very sorry.
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  • This Cather Castle/Monastry is perched on the very top of a "Pog" or small very steep mountain. It can be seen from many miles away and in return the view from the top is quite amazing. Be sure to vis...  more »
  • Magnificent Ariège Castle filled with history! However, we paid 5.50 euros, and 1 / 2 hour after it was free...
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  • Impressive Place with a great history.
  • Such beautiful views especially if up early in the morning
  • Incredible view from the summit.
  • Amazing views
  • Very nice place with a tragic history