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 Muret

Tour of the ruined Medieval Cité of Muret, including the location of the castrum with château-fort (castle)

Muret

 

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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 Toulouse

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Very easy walk on the flat, but with steps

 

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

  • Site of the Medieval castle and Castrum of Muret
  • Museum at Muret
  • Memorials to the the Battle of Muret and to King Peter II of Aragon
  • The Church where, according to Catholic tradition, The Blessed Virgin Mary gave Saint Dominc the first rosary.

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Crusading in the Middle Ages
  • Feudalism
  • Heraldry in the 13th Century
  • The Counts of Toulouse and the Kings of Aragon
  • The medieval castrum of Muret
  • Open battles in the Albigensian Crusade
  • The Battle of Muret in 1213 and death of King Peter II
  • Saint Dominic and his role in the Albigensian Crusade

 

Tour Start Point

Entrance, The Church (Eglise St Jacques),
Muret,
Haute-Garonne,
Midi-Pyrénées,
France.

 

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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Saint Dominic at Muret

 

 
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Memorial to King Peter II of Aragon, at Muret
 
Memorial marking the Battle of Muret, 1213
 
 
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