Eight hundred years ago, Termes was the site of the longest castle...read more
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.