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Chateau de Montsegur, Montsegur

(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The ruins of the castle of Montségur are that, some ruins, but worth sticking the beating up a super steep walk half an hour to enjoy the views
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  • This is a mountain that holds more than you think. The history and present day mix. The place is beautiful. Beautiful when you look at it from all angles. And very beautiful from the top. Watch a sunset and go down in the twilight ...
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  • Spectacular castle impregnable mountain-top location between the slopes of the Pyrenees which offers breathtaking views and scenic ... a little tiring to get there (challenging) but worth it all!
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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