The castle of Peyrepertuse

The biggest cathar castle: Peyrepertuse

The castle of Peyrepertuse is a magnificent ruined castle built on a rocky spur.

The Castle served as a border between the France and the Spain. In 1659 the border moved and the Castle became useless. Access is very easy, you can park your car just near the castle.

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Duration: 2 h.

The dungeon

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The dungeon
Admission fee for the castle: 9 euros

View of the castle of Peyrepertuse

View of the castle of Peyrepertuse
You have to walk 20 minutes from the car park to the Castle, the path is rather steep.

Citadel of Vertigo

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Citadel of Vertigo
The big castle has never been very useful.

Panorama of the region

Panorama of the region
The panorama is magnificent on the surrounding area

A ruined castle

A ruined castle
The Castle has kept a garrison until the French Revolution. You can see the whole castle in 30 minutes.

The enclosure

The enclosure

View of the Castle from the Dungeon of Sant Jordi

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View of the Castle from the Dungeon of Sant Jordi
You can go to the highest part of the Castle with a staircase.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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The castle of Montsegur

The castle of Montsegur

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