These ruined castles are situated in the Corbières, a wild area characterised by mountains, vineyards, arid and solitary hills, rocky peaks and valleys of red soil.
Peyrepertuse is the most impressive Cathar citadel with its 2.5 kilometres of ramparts. Its magnificent ruins, in the middle of holm oaks, dominate the surrounding area.
Quéribus, Cathar citadel, is considered as the last stronghold of the Cathar resistance. Near Quéribus is situated the village of Cucugnan made famous by Alphonse Daudet. In the old village, there is a beautiful restored mill as well as the beautiful view of the surroundings.
There is a trail linking the Cathar castles, but it is vital to walk it when the weather is clear. Firstly so that the various ruins are easy to see, but also to take advantage of the panoramic views from the top of the citadels.
|PLAN YOUR STAY|
|Near your destination|
|LOCALISATION IN THE AUDE|
|Tourism in Cucugnan||Cucugnan travel guide and tourist information|
|Castles & Palaces in France||Castles and palaces from the Middle Ages to today|
|Historic Sites in France||Regional nature parks with rich flora and fauna|
|Aude travel guide||Best places of the Aude|
|Languedoc-Roussillon travel guide||Best places of Languedoc-Roussillon|
|Photos of Cathar castles||Photos of the category "Cathar castles" to view and download|
|Photos of the Aude||Photos of the Aude to view and download|
|Photos of Languedoc-Roussillon||Photos of Languedoc-Roussillon to view and download|
|Vacation rentals in the Aude||Beds & Breakfast in the Aude||Campsites in the Aude|
|Hotels in the Aude||Restaurants in the Aude||Leisure activities in the Aude|
|Car rental in France||Flight to France|