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“Worth the climb”

Chateau de Queribus
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Cucugnan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Out of the 3 castles I climbed up to on my visit (Peyrepetuse and Montsegur) this was by far the easiest climb. I would still however recommend decent footwear and to avoid in bad weather! The path up and ruins are very well maintained but still steep and made out of slippery limestone. There are decent rope handrails in the most treacherous of areas which was a big help. Amazing views and most definitely worth the trip. Good to combine with Peyrepetuse as they're very close, you can even see one from the other.

1  Thank lisaannstone
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

If you're into history and historical sites, this is a must. Amazing views all along the climb up, and once you get to the top, you have a full view of the valley below. Truly a beautiful site.

Bear in mind, this is quite a climb. Some of the areas along the path are a bit steep, and the rock steps are uneven and can be slippery at times. Wear good shoes with solid treads. I saw several people with climbing sticks as well, so if you aren't sued to a hike like that, you may want to invest in one of those. It can also get extremely windy up there. Dress appropriately and take caution. there were points where the wind blew so hard you really just had to stop and hunker down until it abated.

Definitely worth it to go and hike up to the top, even if only for the view once you get there.

1  Thank Nadine E
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

the climb up gave us some of the most fabulous views of the surrounding area. Well worth the c2 hour drive from carcassone

Thank PutneyPLondon
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

The castle is reached by a challenging twisty mountain road and care needs to be taken particularly on the hair pin bends. Beautiful scenery all around.
At the car park there are toilets and a small shop selling limited refreshments. There is an entrance fee of between 3 and 6 euros.
The walk is steep but easily manageable. Walking shoes or trainers are needed as there is a lot of scree and worn, polished stone steps.
At times due to the height and location of the castle on the mountain it can be closed to visitors.
There is limited information given with the ticket and signs in the castle are written in French. For those who prefer there is an audio guide for extra cost.
Stunning views of the surrounding countryside from all sides, including the chateau de peyrepertuse on a nearby cliff. Wasn't overcrowded even in the height of summer and allowed you to find quiet spaces where you could imagine what life must have been like when the castle was inhabited.
Well worth a visit

2  Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

An amazing building, it's position on a craggy pinnacle looks impressive on photos, but that just doesn't prepare you for the actual experience, how on earth did they build it there? There's a good amount of the castle to explore, including rooms with intact ceilings and staircases, the mason's skill in the vaulted roof is incredible for its age. The 360 degree panoramic views from the top are spectacular, you can see nearby Peyrepertuse castle, also well worth a visit, but best to do this one first.

Thank PDC1604
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