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Chateau de Termes

2 Camin Dal Castel, 11330 Termes, France
+33 4 68 70 09 20
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Stunning village and interesting Castle

We recently visited here and loved it. The video at the start really helped to set the scene. We... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
sweep03
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Lovely views and interesting site

The site is interesting - unlike some of the other larger sites, like Carcassonne, this one hasn't... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2016
Frostbear
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Eight hundred years ago, Termes was the site of the longest castle siege during the Crusade against the Albigensians, or cathars. It lasted for months of siege for Simon de Montfor and his crusaders to take the fortress. This historical event will no longer hold any secrets for you thanks to a visit which includes an introductory film, the "1210, the siege of the castle of Termes" exhibition and the document-guide which you can borrow, there, above the spectacular Gorges of Termenet, after a fifteen-minutes walk. Every year, workings go on on the ruins of what once was "one of the five sons of Carcassonne". Open all days from 1 april to 11 november.
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Nov 3, 2016
“Stunning village and interesting Castle ”
Jul 6, 2016
“Lovely views and interesting site”
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2 Camin Dal Castel, 11330 Termes, France
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We recently visited here and loved it. The video at the start really helped to set the scene. We trekked up to the castle (it's quite a hike) and weren't disappointed. Stunning views across the valley and comprehensive guidebook helped to bring it all to...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The site is interesting - unlike some of the other larger sites, like Carcassonne, this one hasn't been reconstructed which in a way makes it more interesting as you're really seeing the old castle. The entrance site has a 15 minute introductory video (with English...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Quite the climb (20mins steep rise) but well worth a visit. Beautiful vistas from up the hill and the small village of Termes is worth a visit on its own if you're in the area anyway.

Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

We went more for the village than the castle and the village didn't disappoint. If you like medieval villages and photogenic streets then this is a place for you. Can't wait to get the photos home when I have time to edit!!

Thank fussyyetcheap
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

it was a 15 minutes uphill walk in the heat with an entrance fee. We decide to visit the village instead. It is spectacular with tiny streets and beautiful old houses. Water is running everywhere giving a formidable cool feeling.

Thank Pascal F
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

Termes castle was one of the absolute highlights of our holiday in Languedoc. The management deserve honor and praise for the comprehensive and multi layered way in which the glorious past is brought to life : * A fifteen minute introductory film provides a brief...More

Thank Iweinvanaalst
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

The drive up to this castle is not too bad at all in terms of sheer drops or very steep roads which I'm not a fan of. The car park at the far end of the village is the best and easiest place to park...More

Thank davbratz
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

We visited mid September in beautiful autumn weather. Termes is one of the best of the Cathar Castles to visit. It is totally ruined and under constant reconstruction to improve and preserve. It is well presented with a 15 minute film outlining its history during...More

Thank dandms11
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

A beautiful warm June day and aside from a handful of local folks we were the only visitors in town. We walked the streets in quiet and took in the Chateau at no charge due to it just prior to the beginning of the high...More

Thank whereswaldo55
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

I started the day from Chateau d'Arque which is one of the most convenient walk from the nearby car park to the actual Chateau and I enjoyed it and the building is in a good condition . I the followed the road towards Lagrasse and...More

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