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Review of Chateau de Puivert

Chateau de Puivert
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Puivert
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Totally accessible to the aged and infirm (I'm close to one of these). This is a wonderful monument to the Middle Ages, to the age of troubadours and to the indecent wars of the Crusades. My experience there was totally positive; it furnished me productive information for my studies of the 12th/13th centuries.

Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Authentic and well preserved castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We visited 9 Cathar castles and found that Puivert was one of the best preserved with unique features. The music room was excellent. Also one of the easiest to get to....

Visited May 2013
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London
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“An enjoyable activity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

We were staying in Puivert so it was natural to visit the castle. We walked there from the village up a path that starts in a church's grounds.

It is an interesting space with several rooms to explore and steep stone winding staircases (not for the faint-hearted!). Up on the top there is a really low wall with no safety barrier, so people with children might need to pay careful attention but the view is decent.

It cost about 5 euros to go in. There's a working forge, some horses and inside there are a couple of displays. In the main room the music wasn't working when we were there but otherwise it is quite nice.

Visited June 2013
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London
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“Privately owned and restored Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

This castle is a bit out of the way so probably less crowded than many. It's partially furnished with more displays than most cathar castle ruins. This place has a 'civilised' history - a place known for music rather than combat. It has been used in a couple of feature films - I think including 'The Ninth Gate'. The view from the roof is very good on a clear day but the walls around the edge are quite low so supervise young children closely. The steps up are also a potential hazard. Look out for the medieval musicians at the base of the ceiling vaults in the 'music room'.

Visited April 2013
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“One of the better ones!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Some of the Cathar Chateauxs lack interest but this one has been restored sensitively to make a visit worthwhile though to be fair the views alone are worth the effort. Good half day visit.

Visited July 2012
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