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Thrilling ruin on high scenic perch

Thrilling ruin on high scenic perch. Carpark nearby with gift shop, drinks and WC. 20 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
solomonknibb
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Fantastic views

Really enjoyable visit, my 7 and 4 year olds loved it and managed the steep walk the views were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
875markwilson
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thrilling ruin on high scenic perch. Carpark nearby with gift shop, drinks and WC. 20 minute walk up path and hill and steep steps requires a moderate level of fitness. puts you into the ruins with great views of the valley. Some interior and exterior...More

Thank solomonknibb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable visit, my 7 and 4 year olds loved it and managed the steep walk the views were fantastic, about 20Euros.

Thank 875markwilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic historical site with great views from the top. Walk is quite steep, but anyone can do it - we saw young children, elderly, dogs, etc.... we were sceptical, but ended up getting the audio guide and it was actually surprisingly good - gives...More

Thank Imbibo
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This was an amazing castle and the views across the French countryside were spectacular. My husband drove the hire car and the drive involved negotiating a number of narrow, winding country roads. I would say you need to be a confident driver to attempt this,...More

Thank Lara L
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We came to this region, to visit the famous cathare castles. Indeed it was a marvelous visit, everything well organized, parking for cars, a minibus to carry us until the entrance of the castle and then, besides attractions like bear, eagles, warriors fights, the discovery...More

Thank Jose L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Amazing old fortress, at the time of the Albigensian crusades, the castle played a key role in the defence of France against Aragon, In the summer there is a great bird show with eagles, falcons, vultures and much more. Probaly one of the most interesting...More

Thank HumanMaze
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The last day of our holiday was cloudy so decided to visit the chateau. It's a fairly long drive from the main tourist hotspots - about an hour inland from the coast on some winding roads but the views are fantastic. The car park and...More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Chateau de Peyrpertuse is well worth the drive and trek up the cliff. It's an unbelievable feat of engineering with stunning views of the valleys below. My two sons (ages 10 and 7) absolutely loved the adventure of climbing up to the castle and visiting...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Loved exploring this castle. The castle itself is brilliant, surpassed only by the amazing views. There is a drinks vending machine at the ticket office, but there are a number of nice eateries at the bottom of the road en route to the chateau. We...More

Thank Grasshopper507
Reviewed 1 June 2018

It's quite a dap up there... but the views are awesome and make it worthwhile. The castle is in a good state of preservation. For the less adventurous there's a good belvedere by the car park looking out over Duilhac.

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guybyrnej
26 August 2016|
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Response from janerogers50 | Reviewed this property |
It's in French. We were however able to appreciate the action and enjoyed the show. Most of the visitors appeared to understand French.
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Susan L
18 January 2016|
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Response from rmhayes | Reviewed this property |
Hello Susan, Apologies but I don't know because we went early in the day. If you google peyrpertuse their contact details come up and you can ask them directly. Do go though it's fabulous but try to pick a fay when the... More
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