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Chateau d'Aguilar

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Amazing views of the local landscape

While not the most impressive of the Cathar castles (that's Peyrepertuse in my opinion) this is... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
mcdermg2
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Dublin, Ireland
An interesting visit and great views

A real effort has been made to show how this castle might have looked and worked in the time of the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Mark W
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

While not the most impressive of the Cathar castles (that's Peyrepertuse in my opinion) this is still an interesting visit. The visit itself is self guided and there are information points dotted around the castle. The whole visit will take about an hour and throw...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

A real effort has been made to show how this castle might have looked and worked in the time of the Cathars. From the high vantage point you can see for miles across the valley towards Paziols village.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This little jewel gets five stars for the renovation work being carried out on the main structure. More modest in size than its overbearing neighbours Quéribus and Peyrepertuse, Aguilar is a pleasing detour after passing through Tuchan, a slightly weary-looking village at its feet. You're...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

This was Chateau No. 1 on our itinerary of our Cathar Way walk. Strikingly situated, it is well worth the visit. As with all of the Cathar castles there is solid climb up to it - make sure you have plenty of water with you....More

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Another amazing Cathar castle. Not quite as good as Peyrepertuse or Cucugnan, but still well worth a visit for the views and the history. As ever its a bit of a climb, but its well pathed and marked, so no dangers.

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Excellent castle that doesn't require an extreme climb, as you can drive almost all the way up there. We visited before noon, so before it got really hot, which is the perfect time, as there are also very few visitors. Nice views all around; the...More

1  Thank AnnVG
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

They have obviously done quite a bit of work since the last review. There are now two car parks, one above the other. You have to pay 3 euros 50 to go in unless you have the Cathar Castles pass, in which case it is...More

Thank angie c
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Long winding single track road with a few passing places. The walk up wasn't too bad but probably the least well preserved of the chateaus we visited. A lot of the chateau is in ruins but it is a good view from the top and...More

Thank TravelBugDW
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Chateau d'Aguilar are ruins on the very top of a rock. You must hike a little (15 min) to get up there from the small parking area and entrance but it takes longer than an hour drive from Carcassonne. The roads are picturesque and lonely,...More

4  Thank V0983
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Only a short drive form Tuchan the sign posting is poor in places and as you wind through narrow roads in the vineyards you wonder if you took a wrong turn. Someone has kindly written "chateau" in yellow paint with an arrow on the road...More

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dekight
21 February 2016|
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Response from Beaumaris32 | Reviewed this property |
There is a web-site for this Chateau , as it is winter only open at the week-ends.
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dekight
20 February 2016|
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Response from AnnVG | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if it can be visited in winter; it's pretty basic and close to Pyrenees (sometimes snow). Tourist info on Corbieres Sauvages website in French. Better check with tourist office. From Montpellier via coastal highway... More
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