Cathar Castles

Currently Closed
  • Address: Carcassonne, France
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 4 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Cathar Castles - Review

The Cathar Castles is a broad term given to a series of around 20 forts built and used by the Cathars (followers of Catharism) all across France. Coming with a rich and violent history, the castles present near Carcassonne are the Peyrepertuse, the Queribus, the Puilaurans and even the Chateau Comtal. Check out the panoramic views and the intricate architecture.

Cathar Castles Information

  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Some of the forts do not have toilets at the top.

How To reach Cathar Castles by Public Transport

  • Most of the tourists prefer hiring cabs or cars so that they can be dropped at the foothills of the forts.

Restaurants Near Cathar Castles

  • Some of the forts have food stalls along the way.

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TripHobo Highlights for Cathar Castles

  • Cathar Castles Address: Carcassonne, France
  • Cathar Castles Timing: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Cathar Castles Price: 4 EUR
  • Time required to visit Cathar Castles: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cathar Castles

  • 95% of people who visit Carcassonne include Cathar Castles in their plan

  • 36.05% of people start their Cathar Castles visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cathar Castles

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathar Castles

People normally club together School Museum and La Maison Hantee while planning their visit to Cathar Castles.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Cathar Castles Trips

Cathar Castles, Carcassonne Reviews

  • Beautiful! Definitely worth a visit! The temporary art installation by FELICE VARINI is fantastic. I am so pleased we had the opportunity to experience it. We did the entire castle wall walk and more. Incl turrets and the many little streets, which took us between 1.30 - 2hrs Views are lovely from the wall in every direction. The ticket counter was backed up and it must have taken about 30 minutes waiting in line to finally get to buy the tickets at €8 each. Actually buying the tickets was very fast. Again, definitely worth the visit.

  • We loved walking the parapet and enjoying the incredible city views! We spent around 5 hours in the city walls, had lunch, walked the walls, toured the castle, and did some shopping. It was time well-spend! Also recommend seeing the cathedral.

  • A very tourist focused place with lots of touristic attractions that fit the theme like bow shooting. It's also a very educational place with most of the things spread out between both towers. Warning: there's a lot of stairs to climb.

  • The old town with in the city walls is beautiful and well worth a wonder about the place. If you go in to the chateaux you can also walk round sections of the city walls which gives you great views.

  • This was perhaps one of the best part of the medieval Carcassonne. It is situated on a higher altitude and one would love to walk from one end to the other end to admire the beautiful city view. You can take a look of beautiful photographs here and love experience for children!

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