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Chateau de Puilaurens

Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
+33 4 68 20 65 26
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Nice castle

View, feeling, small hike ruins but worth it:) This region is amazing:) Worth to be guided Closed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GOCLANDS
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Quite a Climb and take water with you

Quite a Climb and take water with you the climb up becomes steep and rocky and is not for the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
126iana
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“steep walk” (3 reviews)
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Lapradelle Puilaurens, 11140 Lapradelle-Puilaurens, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

View, feeling, small hike ruins but worth it:) This region is amazing:) Worth to be guided Closed in winter

Thank GOCLANDS
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Quite a Climb and take water with you the climb up becomes steep and rocky and is not for the physically challenged. The chateaux is in ruins so there is not much to see other than the spectacular views from above. If its a hot...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was my first Cathar castle and it was well worth it. We were staying outside Limoux and it was a short drive down on a good, fast highway. As several reviewers have mentioned there is a giftshop with bathrooms next to the carpark. Admission...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Very nice castle to visit. but wear good shoes when you go. the patch to the top is full with stones. it is a high climb, good for your condition. but the view is really fantastic. if you are in the neighbourhood, you should visit....More

Thank KristineS-vdK
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This castle is built on a beautiful but very difficult to reach spot. Unfortunately the remains are a bit shattered but still once can understand how it was to live here and specially how it must have been to built this place. The walk up...More

Thank MvdK01
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Summary: incredible views, good bit of history. This place is incredible. To imagine that someone said, right I'm going to build a bloody great castle on this impossibly high and ragged hill is amazing - oh and by 'we' I obviously mean the royal we,...More

Thank DBOxon
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The whole family from age 5 to 75 years, walked up the steep mountain to reach the Chateau. It was hard going but not too far. We took a picnic lunch to have at the top. It is simply stunning! How did they build it?...More

2  Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

On the drive up you pass a wonderful viewing point of the chateau which gives you an accurate picture of exactly how high & remote the chateau is. I can't help wondering how did people 1,000's of years ago find this place, build it &...More

2  Thank AoifeBr
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This chateau is along a little road that's not to narrow. There is a decent car park, toilets and drink and snack machines, there are plenty of shaded picnic tables. It's a trek up from the entrance and quite rough and steep, there is plenty...More

2  Thank walkerhb
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great castle to visit, good road up to the car park, picnic area and toilets. Entrance is €5.00 for adults. Good footwear essential for the steep walk up to the castle. Once there it is spectacular. Don't miss this castle, Enjoy.

2  Thank James H
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