Peyrepertuse Castle

Travel Guide - Holidays & Tourism in the Aude

Tourism > France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Peyrepertuse Castle
Peyrepertuse Castle - Tourism in the Aude

Justifiably known as the citadel of vertigo, the impressive Cathar castle of Peyrepertuse, which clings to the heights of the commune of Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, overlooks wild, unspoilt country from its rocky promontory. The fiefdom of Guillaume de Peyrepertuse at the time of the Albigensian crusades, the castle played a key role in the defence of France against Aragon, and today its remains can be seen on this fortified hillside site. Like a stone sentinel watching over the Corbières massif, this immense medieval fortress, listed as a Historic Monument, is composed of three parts: the old castle, the middle enclosure and at the highest point, the San Jordi castle, which is accessible by the Saint-Louis stairway.

A steep path going from the car park on the edge of the castle road will take you to the ruins of Peyrepertuse, about a twenty minute climb. Once you have arrived at the site, you will be able to discover remarkable evidence of military architecture from the Middle Ages, and admire superb panoramic views of the surrounding verdant hills...

Each year in August, the Medieval Festival of Peyrepertuse, which takes place over two days within the castle walls, in the heart of the village of Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, will take young and old back to the Middle Ages, with its shows, concerts, banquet, market and medieval entertainments.

Please vote:

Link to this page
Back to the guide of the Aude


Adult entry price € 9 in July and August and € 6.50 from September 1 to June 30

The ruins of the castle, seen from the road ( © Jean Espirat )The ruins of the castle, seen from the road ( © Jean Espirat )


Near your destination



Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse travel guide and tourist information
Castles and palaces from the Middle Ages to today
Regional nature parks with rich flora and fauna
Best places of the Aude
Best places of Languedoc-Roussillon
Photos of the category "Peyrepertuse castle" to view and download
Photos of the Aude to view and download
Photos of Languedoc-Roussillon to view and download


Vacation rentals in the AudeBed & Breakfasts in the AudeCampsites in the Aude
Hotels in the AudeRestaurants in the AudeLeisure activities in the Aude
Travel insuranceFlight to FranceCar rental in France
Cerise Carcassonne
Located 500 metres from the medieval citadel of Carcassonne, Cerise Carcassonne offers an indoor swimming pool, hammam, fitness room, and free Wi-Fi. The...
Flights to France
Find the cheapest ticket!
Airline ticket prices
Search for and compare your ticket
Hotels Aude
Book your hotel online and take advantage of our special offers!
Leisure in Aude
Hundreds of offbeat activities in Aude