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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  • Fantastic Cathar châteausplit over 3 sections. Good climb to reach but the view is magnificent! You can view other château from the ridge line, it's quite a spectacular sight. 
    Fantastic Cathar châteausplit over 3 sections. Good climb to reach but the view is magnificent! You can view other château from the ridge line, it's quite a spectacular sight.  more »
  • On a late afternoon we visited Chateau Quéribus and thereafter Chateau de Peyrepertuse. These two castels are easy to combine as they are so close to each other. Both castles give a good impression... 
    On a late afternoon we visited Chateau Quéribus and thereafter Chateau de Peyrepertuse. These two castels are easy to combine as they are so close to each other. Both castles give a good impression...  more »
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  • Terrifying beautiful! I went during initial spring time and I was mesmerize with the trail that leads to the castle, it looks like taken out of RPG medieval game. It takes a bit of effort and it is bit dangerous they didn't spent much of the 10 million reform in security (I would say it is not very advisable to take kids here), but the views and atmosphere make it a must see if you are in the region. Next day I went to Carcassonne, but I did prefer this experience, way wilder. Bottom line I think this was the coolest castle I ever visited although it is just a ruin the views and trail make worth it.
  • Another amazing Cathar castle. Incredible views.

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