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Saint-Pierre-des-Champs

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Saint-Pierre-des-Champs - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude
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The earliest writings on the castle of Saint-Pierre-des-Champs date from the late 900's.

In the summer of 1210, on his way to the siege of Termes Castle, Simon de Monfort, the leader of the crusade against the Cathars, took the castle of Saint-Pierre-des-Champs. Three Cathars are burned.

Later, during the Hundred Years War, the villagers settled in the castle to protect themselves. They build their small houses leaning against the rampart and break up the lord's house.

In the middle of the seventeenth century, under Louis XIV, this castle is clipped, its towers and battlements are destroyed and two new doors are pierced in the eastern wall. These doors are at the origin of two alleys, one of which is still covered with calade, which join the authentic porch.

Between the two wars, the castle is abandoned by the population.

In the early 1970s, part of the south rampart collapses and the municipality took the opportunity to also destroy the south-east bastion of the Cathar castle to create a parking.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Pierre-des-Champs
Postcode11220
Latitude43.0589820 (N 43° 3’ 32”)
Longitude2.6031939 (E 2° 36’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 133m to 520m
Surface area15.89 km²
Population186 inhabitants
Density11 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (25 mi, 41 min)
Insee code11363
IntercommunalityCC Région Lézignanaise, Corbières et Minervois
DepartmentAude
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Martin-des-Puits3.5 mi (8 min)
Lagrasse3.7 mi (12 min)
Tournissan4.2 mi (9 min)
Caunettes-en-Val4.3 mi (12 min)
Ribaute5.4 mi (13 min)
Talairan5.5 mi (15 min)
Mayronnes6 mi (17 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse6.4 mi (14 min)
Rieux-en-Val6.5 mi (17 min)
Villerouge-Termenès7.3 mi (17 min)
Serviès-en-Val7.5 mi (19 min)
Camplong-d'Aude8 mi (19 min)
Vignevieille8.5 mi (18 min)
Taurize8.7 mi (22 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Photos

The castle, setting of the houses of the Roc sur l'Orbieu
The castle, setting of the houses of the Roc sur l'Orbieu
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Chapel path
Chapel path
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The castle seen from the river
The castle seen from the river
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In the castle, rue des Pavés
In the castle, rue des Pavés
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Alley of the chapel
Alley of the chapel
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Gateway House
Gateway House
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Entrance sign coming from Saint-Martin-des-Puits
Entrance sign coming from Saint-Martin-des-Puits
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Porch Street
Porch Street
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Unusual... perched on the rock
Unusual... perched on the rock
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Flowered alley
Flowered alley
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The Town Hall and the Post Office
The Town Hall and the Post Office
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Part of the church seen from the banks
Part of the church seen from the banks
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Rue des Cailloux
Rue des Cailloux
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The bridge, at the entrance of the village, towards Saint-Martin
The bridge, at the entrance of the village, towards Saint-Martin
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The place
The place
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The playground
The playground
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The bridge seen from the banks
The bridge seen from the banks
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Near the square
Near the square
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Flowered house, facing the square and the church
Flowered house, facing the square and the church
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In the castle, rue du Porche
In the castle, rue du Porche
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Weather

Saturday 20 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C
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Sunday 21 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 25°C
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Monday 22 may
Min. 16°C - Max. 28°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wellness massage and swimming pool at Saint Benoit gardens
Well-being80 € Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse (4.9 mi)
Wine and tapas tasting lunch
Local flavours50 € Coustouge (7.1 mi)
Canoe kayak on the Aude
Sports sensations22 € Puichéric (11.4 mi)
Guided tour of the City of Carcassonne
Culture and education12 € to 124 € Carcassonne (15.8 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi in a vintage barge
Entertainment3900 € to 4800 € Carcassonne (16.6 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tower of Our Lady of the Récaoufa
HikeIntermediate2h00Villeneuve-les-Corbières (10.5 mi)
Old Durban sightseeing circuit
Village visitEasy1h30Durban-Corbières (11.5 mi)
Visit to Saint-Hilaire Abbey
HikeEasy3h00Verzeille (14.9 mi)
The Wonders of the Cathar Country
Car itineraryEasy9h00Verzeille (14.9 mi)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (15.8 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
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