Journeys and Excursions
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Duration: full day
Location: Pays Cathare

Private Tour :

Shared Tour :



When can I come?
Available throughout the year .

During this tour, discover 2 Cathars castles that are not to be missed.

This excursion will be a deep breath with beautiful views, for the nature and history lovers.

Group can be from 2 to 8 people, more people on demand.

What level of physical activity should travelers expect ? Moderate, travelers need to have a good physical fitness level for this hike. Good walking shoes are mandatory.



Day tour from 9 am to 6 pm

We depart in the morning to visit these two amazing ruined castles…. We start with Quéribus Castle, also called citadelle du vertige, which, as it’s name suggests will offer you a wonderful view, literally breathtaking. During the Cathar crusade, Queribus served as a shelter to the cathars. This is sometimes regarded as the last cathar stronghold, in a sense it was.

We take lunch in the pretty village of Cucugnan. After lunch, take the time to stroll through the medieval streets of this picturesque village and go to the windmill where you will be surrounded by vineyards.

We then head onto Peyrepertuse Castle, a ruined fortress and one of the Cathar castles. It was associated with the Counts of Barcelona and later the kings of Aragon. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Peirapertusa, the Occitan word meaning pierced rock.









This tour includes :

-Transport from and to your hotel *

-English speaking private guide and driver

-Comfortable car or mininvan

-Entrance fees to Quéribus and Peyrepertuse Castles


This tour does not include :

Meals, drinks
Personal insurance and expenses
Luggage handling

Map location

Private Tour :

Shared Tour :

*Pick up and drop off location

For shared tours :

Place du Prado, 11000 Carcassonne

For private tours : choose your hotel on the list or specify your pick up location by entering the address when booking.