In the foothills of the Pyrenees, the village Montségur, 900 m above sea level, located at the bottom of the valley Lasset adopt a plan of rectilinear in "cassock" meaning that all houses village are oriented to sunrise. The village of Montségur now classified village, dates from the 14th century. Originally a family settled near a spring named Orjac always. For several years the village was called for Orjac then take the name of the castle that dominates: Montségur. The village should not be confused with the Cathar village built on the peak Montségur the 13th century and has hosted half a century, the Cathar community. The "castrum" Cathar was also razed after taking Montségur and a new habitat was therefore built at the site of present village of Montségur.
The famous Schloss Montségur famous for its Cathar history, one of the last areas of resistance to northern barons and the pope is the major attraction of the place. From the castle you have a panoramic view of mountains and plains of the country. In the present village is the archaeological museum with objects excavated by archaeologists, this epic. Of course, the town has beautiful hiking trails accessible to all. For most athletes of great hiking trails (trail Cathar Trail fellows) who cross the town.