Chateau de Peyrepertuse, Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse

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Chateau de Peyrepertuse is a ruined fortress and one of the five strategically placed Cathar Castles built along the border between France and Spain. Construction began in the 11th century and continued through the 13th century, taking advantage of a high, defensive crag of rock that overlooks the approach road. Look up at the castle from the road, and you'll find it difficult to distinguish the castle from the surrounding rock. It has been on the French Ministry of Culture's Monuments Historiques list since 1908. Arrange to visit Chateau de Peyrepertuse and other attractions in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse using our Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse online tour planner.
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  • Even better than Queribus ruin. Yes, the climb up is a little bit challenging but my wife with her heart condition was able to do it so it isn't all that difficult. Once again, the guide needs some... 
    Even better than Queribus ruin. Yes, the climb up is a little bit challenging but my wife with her heart condition was able to do it so it isn't all that difficult. Once again, the guide needs some...  more »
  • Another great French castle with a lot of history. It's off the beaten track, but seems to be very popular nonetheless. Plenty of parking, but quite a long uneven walk from the entrance building to... 
    Another great French castle with a lot of history. It's off the beaten track, but seems to be very popular nonetheless. Plenty of parking, but quite a long uneven walk from the entrance building to...  more »
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  • Nice place. Beautiful views from the ruins of the medieval castle. Be ready for a 15 minutes hike over a narrow and rocky trail to get to the castle from the visiting center. In summer take water.
  • a lovely beginner hike which rewards you with beautiful views from the top! add to it the story-guide around your visit and the wonders of its history. one for the memories!

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