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“Mystic spirit to discover forever”

Chateau de Queribus
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Cucugnan
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mystic spirit to discover forever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The last catars' sanctuary that still keeps its spirit and secret , deep thoughts and purity. It's worth to spend at least a week right in the castle to get a small hint of its disappearing philosophy.

Visited May 2014
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Sacramento, California
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285 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Nice walk, spectacular views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were able to park fairly near the chateau, so it was a 15 min walk to the top. It was interesting to see the venue but I would certainly like to know more about how they built it here. What a difficult site.

Visited May 2014
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Well worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We arrived late after lunch and after visiting Perpeytuse. My husband didn't want to climb as it was 4 or 4.30 pm. As we wouldnt be able to come back I convinced him to remain and very glad we did. It was extremely windy at the top. And in Australia, you would not have been permitted to enter. The ticket lady said make sure you hang on to your personal items, especially glasses.

The walk up was deceptive for what we ended up seeing and the experiencing was part of our enjoyment. We had to crawl on hands and knees to enter holding the rope. it was ssssoooo windy. Probably not good on such a day if you had young children. A couple we met on the way down had motor bike helmuts, I suggested they leave them in the bush as they would be hinderance at the pass.

What a view. It really makes you appreciate the history and how people used to live back then.

Visited September 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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141 reviews
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“Fantastic views - Very Windy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

The wind was blowing very strongly when we visited and we needed to hang on to the ropes getting around the last corner into the castle. Once sheltered by the walls the wind was not a problem. Views are fantastic and the castle is very compact. Worth the steep but relatively short hike up if you can stand the wind.. There is plenty of parking.

Visited August 2013
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Breath-taking, literally!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Excellent site to visit. The smallest of the Cathar castles in the region, and the best preserved. Reasonable short slight steep walk up to the castle, but beware of the 'doorway' entrance if it is at all windy. You will get blown into the castle, literally, if the wind is strong. Coming out again can be quite hard. Good walking shoes are essential.
Definitely worth the climb for the wonderful scenery and atmosphere of the castle.

Visited March 2014
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