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 Castle of Peyrepertuse

 

Tour of the medieval castrum and hilltop château-fort (castle) of Peyrepertuse, a French Historical Monument.

 

Peyrepertuse

 

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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 Queribus

 

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 the day tour: 9am - 5 pm

 

What You'll See

Ruins of the lower (Aragonese) 11th century château-fort (castle) of Peyrepertuse

Ruins of the upper (French) 13th century château-fort (castle) of San Jordi.

The strategic position of Peyrepertuse in the Corbières

 

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Castra
  • Castle Architecture & strategic positioning
  • The Counts and Viscounts of Albi
  • The Corbières
  • Peyrepertuse and Catharism
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology
  • Surrender to the French Crusaders in 1217
  • Guillaume de Peyrepertuse, faidit
  • the Treaty of Corbeil (1258)
  • Five Sons of Carcassonne - Peyrepertuse as a royal garisson
  • Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659)

 

Tour Start Point

Lookout point after the Château carpark,
rue du Château,
11350 Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse
Aude,
Languedoc-Roussillon
France .

Lat. N 42.870216
Long. E 2.559444

 

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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Peyrepertuse

 
 

External staircase at the Castle of Peyrepertuse

 

Windmill at Cucugnan

 

Keep of the Castle of Peyrepertuse

 

Main doorway at the Castle of Peyrepertuse

 
 

Paragliding over the Castle of Peyrepertuse

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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