The castle of Peyrepertuse

A Cathar visit largest of castles: Peyrepertuse

The castle of Peyrepertuse is a magnificent ruined castle built on a rocky spur. The name Cathar Castle is a tourist invention, the Castle never belonged to the Cathar, the term "Cathar" is expected to attract more visitors. The Cathars maintain the public sympathy because they have been persecuted by the Catholic Church and were completely annihilated. The last Cathars were burned in 1244 to the castle of Montségur... Yet this isn't the most friendly religion of the world. The Cathars viewed the world as being the Kingdom of evil, only had the life after death, they are inflicted severe periods of fasting, they ban touching a person of the opposite sex, the woman who died in pregnancy period not could not save his soul...

The Castle served long border between the France and the Spain. In 1659 the border moved and the Castle bit has bit became useless.

The official site

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 2 h.

The donjeon

The donjeon
The entered the castle is a charge: 9 euros

View of the castle of Peyrepertuse

View of the castle of Peyrepertuse
It is necessary 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 Castle has never suffered seat. In 1217 during the Albigensian crusade the defenders surrendered without a fight.

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. The visit is fast enough as these are more than ruins. You can see it all 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
A steep climb called 'Saint Louis' staircase to access the highest part of the Castle.

Others walks

The castle of Montsegur

The castle of Montsegur

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