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

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 Medieval Town of Cordes-sur-Ciel

Tour of Medieval hill-top Cité of Cordes-sur-Ciel

 

Cordes-sur-Ciel

 

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Tour Options

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

This tour is usually combined with a visit to Albi

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Easy walk, c15 mins access

 

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

Medieval Cité: The vestiges of the medieval walled city constructed byRaymond VII, Count of Toulouse

Historic houses built in the local vernacular style

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Oppida and Castra
  • Defensive medieval fortifications
  • The Counts of Toulouse
  • Cordes and Catharism
  • Medieval power politics in the Albigeoise
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology

 

Tour Start Point

Gateway called the Gate Clock,
4-24 Grand-Rue de la Barbacane,
81170 Cordes-sur-Ciel
Tarn
Midi-Pyrénées
France

Lat. N 44.062666
Long. E 1.955220

 

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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