Cathar Country Tours
This tour is usually combined with a visit to Minerve
Moderate walk, rough paths. c45 mins hilly access
For the latest scheduled tour dates, see scheduled Tour Dates
Times for One-day tour: 9am - 5 pm
The four castles of Lastours from an ajacent hilltop
The cave giving access to the site
The four castles of Lastours: the three "Cathar Castles", Cabaret, Quertinheux, Surdespine as well as the later Tour Régine.
The original castrum of Lastours
Lat. N 43.334484
Long. E 2.378561
Lat. N 43.333179
Long. E 2.374602
The 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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