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 Le Bézu

Tour of hilltop château-fort (castle) of Le Bézu

 

Le Bézu

 

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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 Rennes-le-Château

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Moderate walk, rough paths. c30 mins hilly 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

Vestiges of the hilltop château-fort (castle) of Le Bézu and its associated church

Spectacular views, including the Pyrenees, Rennes-le-château and the mountain of Bugarach.

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Le Bézu and Catharism
  • Le Bézu and the Albigensian Crusade
  • Le Bézu, the Lords of Le Bézu and the Aniort family, Viscounts de Sault
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology
  • Guilhabert de Castres, Cathar bishop at Le Bézu
  • Le Bézu and Montsegur
  • Le Bézu and the de Voisins family
  • Le Bézu and The Song of the Crusade, Le Bézu and Albedun.
  • Later traditions concerning Le Bézu

 

Tour Start Point

La Plaça,
Saint-Just-et-le-Bézu,
Rue Lô Sucalhet,
11500 Saint-Just-et-le-Bézu
Aude
Languedoc-Roussillon
France

Lat. N 42.879268
Long. E 2.267369

 

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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Le Bézu

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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