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 Medieval
Castles of Lastours (Cabaret)

 

Lastours - Las Tors - "The Towers"

 

Tour Options
Tour Access Difficulty Rating
Scheduled Tour Dates
What You'll See
What You'll Learn About
Tour Start Point
Your Tour Leader

 

Tour Options

  • Half day of One day scheduled tour
  • Half day of three-day tour
  • Half day of one-Week tour

This tour is usually combined with a visit to Minerve

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Moderate walk, rough paths. c45 mins hilly access

 

Scheduled Tour Dates & Times

For the latest scheduled tour dates, see scheduled Tour Dates

Times for One-day tour: 9am - 5 pm

 

What You'll See

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

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Medieval Castra
  • The Lords of Cabaret
  • Lastours and Catharism
  • Lastours and the Albigensian Crusade
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology
  • Sieges of Lastours
  • Cabaret and Bram - Psychological warfare in the medieval period
  • Cabaret and Carcassonne
  • The Lords of Cabaret and Bouchard de Marley

 

Tour Start Point

Ticket Office,
Lastours

Lat. N 43.334484
Long. E 2.378561

or

Viewing platform,
the Belvédère,
11600 Lastours

Lat. N 43.333179
Long. E 2.374602

 

 

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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Lastours - Las Tors - "The Towers"

Lagrasse

 
 

Interior view of a dome vault of a round keep at Lastours

 

Interior of a tround tower at Lastours

 

Towers at Lastours

 

The Castles at Lastours

 

Lastours - La Trou de La Cite

 

The castle of Cabaret at Lastours

 
 

The Castle of Cabaret at Lastours

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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