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interesting medieval villag

This is a very authentic medieval village on a mountain. Peacefull and not too crowded. A must see... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Ghent, Belgium
Such history!

This remote hillside village was simply marvellous to visit for a short time on our return from the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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Lieu Dit Hautpoul, 81200 Mazamet, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I must say at the outset that I find the previous review by Chris S baffling. I'm not sure what he thought he was going to find in a medieval hilltop village - amusement arcades perhaps? For those of us with simpler tastes I can...More

3  Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Not particularly interesting. Not really sure why other reviewers so enthusiastic. Only cafe was open (early September). Good views, but only of Mazamet.

1  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is a very authentic medieval village on a mountain. Peacefull and not too crowded. A must see if you like history.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This remote hillside village was simply marvellous to visit for a short time on our return from the nearby lake. The history of the town and the views over the valley are breath taking, a must see visit.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

This lovely small ancient village is in the beautiful Montaigne Noir about 15 minutes from the centre of Mazamet in the SW of France. In the village is the great little Taverne de Hautpoul where on a terrace overlooking the valley towards Mazamet you can...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

While staying at Mazamet we visited Hautpoul, which is a medieval village. It is well worth the effort and to have a drink or a bite to eat at the Tavern is highly recommended.

1  Thank 909Judith
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

It's supposed to be the most wonderful village in France ... Sorry but not. It's nice sure and it's quite romantic but nothing special. Parking is difficult.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

What a wonderful and beautiful place to visit! I enjoyed the stonework and architecture the most and my wife the spring flowers and gardens....I highly recommend this place. ENJOY!

Thank markreilly282
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Had no idea what to expect and nearly didn't go. Really glad we did. 13th Century medieval village. You can only drive up so far and then walk a good climbing walk with views that are worth the effort. Beautiful outdoor shrine at the top.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We drove here from Carcassonne and took the first turn for Hautpoul, so ended up in the small car park at the top next to the statue. We walked down the path and quickly came to the tavern, where the owner was kind enough to...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It doesn't get much worse €17.50 menu worst meal in Europe so far Rude staff combined with shocking food Sorry but go somewhere where they care

1  Thank Thehotelreviewercouk
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is a real Cathar gem and far more interesting than - for example - Carcassonne which is Catharism "reinvented". Another amazing construction on a seemingly impossible site, in common with many other Cathar constructions, it sits above modern Mazamet, which grew from Hautpoul, and...More

Thank Dr Benjamin P
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