Quéribus, Peyrepertuse and Cucugnan … The citadels of vertigo languedoc

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Arrival city : Caracassonne

Departure city : Caracassonne

Highlights of the day:

  • A unique discovery in LANGUEDOC
  • History of France and Cathar castles
  • Breathtaking landscapes

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Departure in the morning to visit those two somptuous ruined castles ….Start with Quéribus Castle also called « citadelle du vertige » will offer you a wonderfull vue, literally breathtaking. During the Cathar crusade, Quéribus served as a shelter to the cathars.  This is sometimes regarded as the last Cathar stronghold.   In a sense it was. After the fall of the Château of Montségur in 1244 surviving Cathars gathered together in the Corbières in another mountain-top stronghold on the border of Aragon (The present border between the Aude département and the Pyrénées-Orientales département).

Quéribus is high and isolated. It stands on top of the highest peak for miles around. From a distance it can be seen on the horizon, sticking up into the sky.

Lunch in the typical and pretty village of Cucugnan, take the time to a stroll through the medieval streets of this picturesque village and go to the Windmill or you will be surrounded by vineyards . Unusual ! : The baker of Cucugnan, situated close to the old mill at the top of the village, master the entire chain of manufacturing bread. With the cooperation of local farmers , he handed in old crop wheat varieties abandoned as the bearded Roussillon.

Then departure to Peyrepertuse Castle, a ruined fortress and one of the Cathar castles. It was associated with the Counts of Barcelona, later kings of Aragon. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Pèirapertusa, Occitan, meaning Pierced Rock. The lower part of the castle was built on a strategic location by the kings of Aragon in the 11th Century and the higher part by the French King Louis IX later on, after the area was annexed to France. The two castles are linked together by a staircase. The castle lost importance as a strategic castle when the border between France and Spain was moved in 1659, causing the castle to be abandoned.

The castle ruins are impressive, set high on a defensive crag.  From the approach road it is difficult to see where the rock stops and the castle starts.

The castle was built in the 11th century on a site dominating the Corbières and the sea.

Add an extra day of discovery of Languedoc around its wines or visit the medieval town of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ask your expert his best hotels in town.

Add one or more options for this trip:

  • Nights in 4 or 5 star hotels,
  • Gîte
  • Guest House
  • Excursion in the region Occitania
  • Horseback riding,
  • Cooking classes,
  • Pottery workshop,
  • Wine tasting, initiation to oenology,
  • Golf, bike rides, etc ...
  • Any custom request.

 

The Tour includes:

  • Transport from your hôtel to Quéribus, Cucugnan and Peyrepertuse
  • English speaking private driver
  • Entrance fees to the Castles Quéribus and Peyrepertuse.

 

The Tour does not include:

  • Lunch, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Luggage handling

 

Cancellation by the Client

In the case of cancellation, the client must inform Trésor Languedoc by recorded post. Any cancellation will result in the client payment of the following:

  • More than 45 days before arrival: 50% of the total cost price (deposit) plus service charges and insurance,
  • Between 30 and 45 days before arrival: 75% of the total cost price plus service charges and insurance,
  • Between 8 and 29 days before arrival: 85% of the total cost price plus service charges and insurance,
  • Non arrival on the day the trip commences or less than 8 days before arrival: 100% of the total cost price,

The date of the cancellation letter sent via registered post or email will constitute the cancellation period as outlined above.

Any cancellation or shortening of the trip once it has commenced by a customer for whatever reason will constitute a cancellation and will release Trésor Languedoc from any responsibility and will not be eligible for a refund.

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Quéribus, Peyrepertuse and Cucugnan … The citadels of vertigo languedoc

1 day(s)

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Arrival city : Caracassonne

Departure city : Caracassonne

Highlights of the day:

  • A unique discovery in LANGUEDOC
  • History of France and Cathar castles
  • Breathtaking landscapes

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 Explore your day trip:

Departure in the morning to visit those two somptuous ruined castles ….Start with Quéribus Castle also called « citadelle du vertige » will offer you a wonderfull vue, literally breathtaking. During the Cathar crusade, Quéribus served as a shelter to the cathars.  This is sometimes regarded as the last Cathar stronghold.   In a sense it was. After the fall of the Château of Montségur in 1244 surviving Cathars gathered together in the Corbières in another mountain-top stronghold on the border of Aragon (The present border between the Aude département and the Pyrénées-Orientales département).

Quéribus is high and isolated. It stands on top of the highest peak for miles around. From a distance it can be seen on the horizon, sticking up into the sky.

Lunch in the typical and pretty village of Cucugnan, take the time to a stroll through the medieval streets of this picturesque village and go to the Windmill or you will be surrounded by vineyards . Unusual ! : The baker of Cucugnan, situated close to the old mill at the top of the village, master the entire chain of manufacturing bread. With the cooperation of local farmers , he handed in old crop wheat varieties abandoned as the bearded Roussillon.

Then departure to Peyrepertuse Castle, a ruined fortress and one of the Cathar castles. It was associated with the Counts of Barcelona, later kings of Aragon. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Pèirapertusa, Occitan, meaning Pierced Rock. The lower part of the castle was built on a strategic location by the kings of Aragon in the 11th Century and the higher part by the French King Louis IX later on, after the area was annexed to France. The two castles are linked together by a staircase. The castle lost importance as a strategic castle when the border between France and Spain was moved in 1659, causing the castle to be abandoned.

The castle ruins are impressive, set high on a defensive crag.  From the approach road it is difficult to see where the rock stops and the castle starts.

The castle was built in the 11th century on a site dominating the Corbières and the sea.

Add an extra day of discovery of Languedoc around its wines or visit the medieval town of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ask your expert his best hotels in town.

Add one or more options for this trip:

  • Nights in 4 or 5 star hotels,
  • Gîte
  • Guest House
  • Excursion in the region Occitania
  • Horseback riding,
  • Cooking classes,
  • Pottery workshop,
  • Wine tasting, initiation to oenology,
  • Golf, bike rides, etc ...
  • Any custom request.

 

The Tour includes:

  • Transport from your hôtel to Quéribus, Cucugnan and Peyrepertuse
  • English speaking private driver
  • Entrance fees to the Castles Quéribus and Peyrepertuse.

 

The Tour does not include:

  • Lunch, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Luggage handling

 

Cancellation by the Client

In the case of cancellation, the client must inform Trésor Languedoc by recorded post. Any cancellation will result in the client payment of the following:

  • More than 45 days before arrival: 50% of the total cost price (deposit) plus service charges and insurance,
  • Between 30 and 45 days before arrival: 75% of the total cost price plus service charges and insurance,
  • Between 8 and 29 days before arrival: 85% of the total cost price plus service charges and insurance,
  • Non arrival on the day the trip commences or less than 8 days before arrival: 100% of the total cost price,

The date of the cancellation letter sent via registered post or email will constitute the cancellation period as outlined above.

Any cancellation or shortening of the trip once it has commenced by a customer for whatever reason will constitute a cancellation and will release Trésor Languedoc from any responsibility and will not be eligible for a refund.

Product Description

 Explore your day trip:

Departure in the morning to visit those two somptuous ruined castles ….Start with Quéribus Castle also called « citadelle du vertige » will offer you a wonderfull vue, literally breathtaking. During the Cathar crusade, Quéribus served as a shelter to the cathars.  This is sometimes regarded as the last Cathar stronghold.   In a sense it was. After the fall of the Château of Montségur in 1244 surviving Cathars gathered together in the Corbières in another mountain-top stronghold on the border of Aragon (The present border between the Aude département and the Pyrénées-Orientales département).

Quéribus is high and isolated. It stands on top of the highest peak for miles around. From a distance it can be seen on the horizon, sticking up into the sky.

Lunch in the typical and pretty village of Cucugnan, take the time to a stroll through the medieval streets of this picturesque village and go to the Windmill or you will be surrounded by vineyards . Unusual ! : The baker of Cucugnan, situated close to the old mill at the top of the village, master the entire chain of manufacturing bread. With the cooperation of local farmers , he handed in old crop wheat varieties abandoned as the bearded Roussillon.

Then departure to Peyrepertuse Castle, a ruined fortress and one of the Cathar castles. It was associated with the Counts of Barcelona, later kings of Aragon. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Pèirapertusa, Occitan, meaning Pierced Rock. The lower part of the castle was built on a strategic location by the kings of Aragon in the 11th Century and the higher part by the French King Louis IX later on, after the area was annexed to France. The two castles are linked together by a staircase. The castle lost importance as a strategic castle when the border between France and Spain was moved in 1659, causing the castle to be abandoned.

The castle ruins are impressive, set high on a defensive crag.  From the approach road it is difficult to see where the rock stops and the castle starts.

The castle was built in the 11th century on a site dominating the Corbières and the sea.

Add an extra day of discovery of Languedoc around its wines or visit the medieval town of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ask your expert his best hotels in town.

Add one or more options for this trip:

  • Nights in 4 or 5 star hotels,
  • Gîte
  • Guest House
  • Excursion in the region Occitania
  • Horseback riding,
  • Cooking classes,
  • Pottery workshop,
  • Wine tasting, initiation to oenology,
  • Golf, bike rides, etc …
  • Any custom request.

 

The Tour includes:

  • Transport from your hôtel to Quéribus, Cucugnan and Peyrepertuse
  • English speaking private driver
  • Entrance fees to the Castles Quéribus and Peyrepertuse.

 

The Tour does not include:

  • Lunch, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Luggage handling

 

Cancellation by the Client

In the case of cancellation, the client must inform Trésor Languedoc by recorded post. Any cancellation will result in the client payment of the following:

  • More than 45 days before arrival: 50% of the total cost price (deposit) plus service charges and insurance,
  • Between 30 and 45 days before arrival: 75% of the total cost price plus service charges and insurance,
  • Between 8 and 29 days before arrival: 85% of the total cost price plus service charges and insurance,
  • Non arrival on the day the trip commences or less than 8 days before arrival: 100% of the total cost price,

The date of the cancellation letter sent via registered post or email will constitute the cancellation period as outlined above.

Any cancellation or shortening of the trip once it has commenced by a customer for whatever reason will constitute a cancellation and will release Trésor Languedoc from any responsibility and will not be eligible for a refund.