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.
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