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Chateau de Puilaurens

Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
+33 4 68 20 65 26
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Hard work but worthy

Warning, if you don’t or can’t do uphill walking pass on this one, because to get to the top to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ricardo B
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London, United Kingdom
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Spectacular Views

We drove out from Carcassonne to see this old Cather Castle. It take roughly 90 minutes, traffic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kaiserfarrow
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“car park” (11 reviews)
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Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
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"nice castle"
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"wear good shoes"
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"invigorating walk"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Warning, if you don’t or can’t do uphill walking pass on this one, because to get to the top to this important Cathar castle you need to walk a long time uphill through an interesting path! But apart from the good exercise, when you made...More

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Chateau_Puilaurens, Propriétaire at Chateau de Puilaurens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The castle was effectively closed for archaeological excavations for a short time. It is now open every day until November. thank you for your visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove out from Carcassonne to see this old Cather Castle. It take roughly 90 minutes, traffic depending. The views below are great, but nothing compared to the views of the landscape from atop Château de Puilaurens. The castle itself is a ruin, fun to...More

Thank Kaiserfarrow
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We find it fascinating that people, so long ago, went to the trouble to build castles in such remote places. We've read about the Cathares and their persecution by Pope Innocent (if ever there was an inappropriately name pope!) And "Saint" Dominic. And when/if you...More

1  Thank contactcarmel
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is well worth a visit.even if the walk to the top is a bit challenging! Excellent views and if you get the chance to drive by at night, it beautifully illuminated.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

View, feeling, small hike ruins but worth it:) This region is amazing:) Worth to be guided Closed in winter

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Quite a Climb and take water with you the climb up becomes steep and rocky and is not for the physically challenged. The chateaux is in ruins so there is not much to see other than the spectacular views from above. If its a hot...More

1  Thank 126iana
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was my first Cathar castle and it was well worth it. We were staying outside Limoux and it was a short drive down on a good, fast highway. As several reviewers have mentioned there is a giftshop with bathrooms next to the carpark. Admission...More

1  Thank Ray V
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Very nice castle to visit. but wear good shoes when you go. the patch to the top is full with stones. it is a high climb, good for your condition. but the view is really fantastic. if you are in the neighbourhood, you should visit....More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This castle is built on a beautiful but very difficult to reach spot. Unfortunately the remains are a bit shattered but still once can understand how it was to live here and specially how it must have been to built this place. The walk up...More

1  Thank MvdK01
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Summary: incredible views, good bit of history. This place is incredible. To imagine that someone said, right I'm going to build a bloody great castle on this impossibly high and ragged hill is amazing - oh and by 'we' I obviously mean the royal we,...More

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