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 Villerouge-Termenès

Tour of the Château-fort (castle) of Villerouge-Termenès

 

Château-fort (castle) of Villerouge-Termenès

 

Tour Options
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What You'll See
What You'll Learn About
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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 the ruined Château-fort (castle) of Termes

 

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

Medieval Cité: The vestiges of the medieval walled cité of Villerouge-Termenès

Medieval Château-fort (castle) of Villerouge-Termenès. Interior and exterior

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Termes and the Termenès
  • The Church and the Feudal System, Churchmen as feudal lords
  • The Archbishop of Narbonne
  • Achbishops' castles and their bailiwicks, including Villerouge-Termenès
  • The last known Cathar Perfect in the Languedoc - Guilhem Belibaste
  • The capture, trial and burning of Guilhem Belibaste at Villerouge-Termenès
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology

 

Tour Start Point

Castle Courtyard,
Château de Villerouge-Termenès,
11330 Villerouge-Termenès,
Aude,
France.


Lat 43.006947
Long 2.626685

 

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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Château-fort (castle) of Villerouge-Termenès - Fresco

 
 
Window seats at the Castle of Villerouge Termenes
 

Villerouge Termenes

 

Villerouge Termenes

 

Villerouge

 

Villerouge

 
 

Villerouge Termenez

Villerouge Termenez
 
 
Inside the castle at Villerouge
 
Model of the village & castle of Villerouge
 
Abbey of Fontfroide
 

Medieval Interior decoration at the Villerouge Termenes

 
 

Staircase within the thickness of a donjon wall
at Villerouge Termenes

 

Model of the castrum (castle and village) of Villerouge Termenes

 
 

Villerouge Termenes

 
 
 
 

The castle at Villerouge Termenes

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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