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 Hautpoul

Tour of Medieval Cité of Hautpoul

 

Hautpoul

 

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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 Mazamet

 

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

The Medieval village of Hautpoul

The Visigothic / Medieval castle of Hautpoul

The ruined church of Saint Sauveur d'Hautpoul

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Oppida and Castra
  • The history of Hautpoul
  • Hautpoul and the First Crusade
  • Hautpoul and Catharism
  • The Cathar Hierarchy
  • Hautpoul and the Albigensian Crusade - the siege of Hautpoul
  • Hautpoul and Mazamet
  • The fate of the Hautpoul family and Rennes-le-Château
  • Hautpoul and the Wars of Religion

 

Tour Start Point

Hautpoul
81200 Mazamet
Tarn
Midi-Pyrénées
France

Lat. N 43.475142
Long E 2.377665

 

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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Hautpoul

 

 

 
 
 
 

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