Cathar Country Tours of Cathar Castles in the Languedoc, France.

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Cathar Country Tours
Historical Tours of Cathar Castles in deep rural France
Led by James McDonald



Tour of the Abbey at Alet-les-Bains

Tour of the Medieval Cité of Alet-les-Bains, the ruined Abbey and Cathedral of Alet-les-Bains

 

Alet-les-Bains

 

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Tour Options

  • One day scheduled tours
  • One day of three-day scheduled tours
  • One day of one-Week scheduled tours

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Very easy walk on the flat, but with steps

 

Scheduled Tour Dates & Times

For the latest scheduled tour dates, see scheduled Tour Dates

Times for the day tour: 9am - 5 pm

 

What You'll See

Vestiges of the Medieval walled Cité of Aleth with historic houses built in the local vernacular style

The ruined Abbey of Saint Mary of Alet Abbey - the Abbaye Sainte-Marie d'Alet

The bishop's palace - The Eveche

 

 

 

What You'll Learn About

  • In 813, Alet was the seat of a Benedictine abbey founded by Béra, Viscount of Razés.
  • The Abbey was made into an Episcopal see by Pope John XXII in 1317. A new cathedral church was built next to the Abbey
  • The Counts and Viscounts of Carcassonne
  • The Cathar bishop of the Razes
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology
  • Bertrand de Saissac and Bernard de St-Ferréol
  • The Wars of Religion in France

 

Tour Start Point

Gateway to the Eveché Hotel,
13 Rue Nicolas Pavillon,
11580 Alet-les-Bains,
Aude,
Languedoc-Roussillon
France

Lat. N 42.996958,
Long. E 2.254876

 

Tour Leader

James McDonaldThe tour is lead by the author James McDonald. James has extensive experience as a public speaker and broadcaster, and lives locally in the heart of Cathar Country. His has an encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of Catharism and its history in the Languedoc. He is an author and the translator of Voltaire's work on the Cathars, published in English as "The Crusade Against the People of the Languedoc".

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