The cathar castle of Carcassonne

For all those history lovers out there, the Cathar Castles in the area of Carcassonne should definitely be one of the items on your Travel Bucket List. Having stood strong through the centuries, through wars and occupations, religions and politics, its massive and impressive walls survived both the test of time and humanity. They live…

Crossing Cathar Country, the towering citadels

From sunny Corbières to the deep forests of the Ariege, this is a journey punctuated by “Citadels du Vertige”: Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Puylaurens, Puivert, Montsegur, Roquefixade. Discover a passionate story by following the same trails taken by “les Parfaits” for more than eight centuries, from château to château. A true epic in Cathar country, in search…

Cathar Castles: Poignant and majestic…

Steeped in history, romance, toil and strife, the mediaeval bastions scattered around our local area have become known as the Cathar Castles, although many were actually built before the Cathar era. Pope Innocent III condemned the Cathars as heretics in 1208 and persuaded the French king to mount the first of many “Albigensian” crusades, named…