Cathar Castles

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  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Cathar Castles

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

  • 29.03% of people start their Cathar Castles visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cathar Castles

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

63.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathar Castles

People normally club together Basilica Of Saint Nazaire 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

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  • This is one of the nicest medieval castles I have been to. The tour is so worth it, even my 2 kids who were under 3 at that time were constantly entertained. Be sure to be there early because the ticket lines can get really long.

  • This is the main part of the Castle of Carcassonne, which was never breached! This place is full of history and the tour guides are well worth it. Costs about €9 each to get in but it's the only way you can walk the inner walls so is worth the money. It's just a shame you can't walk more of it!! Lots of information to read as you walk round, which is really good.

  • I don't understand why other reviewers have given bad reviews based on 'a bad ticketing system' or 'an early closing time'. A) What's wrong with a ticketing system where you ask for a ticket, get told the price, pay for the item and get given the ticket. That's how these things work! It's standard! What were you expecting. B) A 5pm close for a historical monuments isn't early, again, it's standard. Anyway, I think it actually closes at 18:30, but the castle is open all night. If you're expecting Blackpool or some other theme park then don't visit here. Otherwise, if you you're expecting a huge ancient castle to explore then this place is for you. The only thing I'd say is that I'd suggest visiting in summer. When we visited during the winter months a lot of places were closed and so the choice of shops and restaurants was greatly limited. Otherwise it's well worth a visit and a great experience.

  • Magnificent castle, had a great weekend. One of the best man made structure I have seen.

  • Fascinating history exposed through the audio guides and an onsite free film. Great views of the surrounding area. Carcassonne is one of my favorite places that I've visited in France!

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