The castle of Montsegur

Discovery of a Cathar Castle in the southwest of the France: the castle of Montsegur

The Cathars were Christians who rejected the authority of the Pope. Then The Pope stated that it was an heresy.

The castle was the scene of fatal events. On March 16 1244 , after more than 10 months of siege, 400 Cathars surrendered . 200 remaining defenders refused to recant their faith and died burnt down.

It should be noted that the ruins of the castle we see today are not the ruins of the castle of the Cathars, because this one was rebuilt a few years later.

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Duration: 2 h.

The castle of Montsegur

The castle of Montsegur

Departure

Departure
No difficulty to find the start of the walk, there is a car park near the path to go to the caste.

Fee

There is a entrance fee to visit the castle of Montsegur: 5.5 euros (a lit bit expensive). The ascent to the castle is short but sometimes steep. It takes half an hour to get to the Castle.

Inside the Castle

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Inside the Castle
Disappointment when you reach the summit, the castle is really in ruins, there is nothing more than the walls. The visit can be completed in 15 minutes.

Sky view

Sky view

View on the surrounding area

View on the surrounding area
Nice view of the surrounding area.

The parking

The parking
You can see the cars and the start of the trail that leads to the Castle.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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