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.
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.
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