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Chateau de Peyrepertuse is a ruined fortress and one of the five strategically placed Cathar Castles built along the border between France and Spain. Construction began in the 11th century and continued through the 13th century, taking advantage of a high, defensive crag of rock that overlooks the approach road. Look up at the castle from the road, and you'll find it difficult to distinguish the castle from the surrounding rock. It has been on the French Ministry of Culture's Monuments Historiques list since 1908. Arrange to visit Chateau de Peyrepertuse and other attractions in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse using our Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse online tour planner.
Chateau de Peyrepertuse Reviews
Lots of parking. Toilets & drinks at the ticket office. You can drive most of the way up. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Occitan, meaning Pierced Rock. The castle was built in the 11th... more »
How did they build castles like this perched on top of mountains? From the top you have 360 degree panoramic views. Worth the admission fee, and you can learn the history of the castle from the... more »
Long hike to the fortress, but worth every drop of sweat.
A family visiting from Canada, all of us really enjoyed our time climbing up and down this fortress
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