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Ruins, castles and bastides

If you like to visit castles or ruins, there are many possibilities. Camurac is in the middle of the Cathar region. The following are nearby and within one day to visit:

  • Montségur
  • Foix
  • Carcassonne
  • Peyrepertuse
  • Puilaurens
  • Puivert
  • Roquefixade
  • Montaillou

There are also combinations. Montsegur and Foix are in the same direction and Montaillou is just 2 km from the Château.

The castles

Carcassonne was one of the main sites of the Cathars, and later the Crusaders and the Inquisition. A visit to the town is like returning to the Middle Ages. From a distance loom the high ramparts against the horizon. The careful restoration, the town with its narrow streets, tall towers and massive walls, is one of the best examples of medieval architecture. After the fall of Carcassonne, the Cathar retreated to inaccessible fortresses on unassailable hilltops. The magnificent ruins of the castles at strategic points to remain a permanent part of the landscape. Montsegur, Puivert Puylaurens, Peyrepertuse Quéribus and are very good examples and worth visiting.