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Chateau de Puivert

Chateau de Puivert, 11230 Puivert, France
+33 4 68 20 81 52
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Montsegur and Chateau Puivert Full Day Tour
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Chateau de Puivert, 11230 Puivert, France
+33 4 68 20 81 52
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Opens at 10am, we arrived early to see that the grounds were being used by the local horse riding school. Not part of any discount scheme, as it appears to be privately owned. Was used in teh film the Ninth Gate, starring Johnny Depp. An...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We visited this site on a windy day so its location on a high ridge gave little shelter. But the chateau itself is amazing and more complete than others we have visited. The interior rooms are magnificent and well preserved. It could do with more...More

Thank MHBear
Reviewed 30 July 2017

There are a number of Cathar Castles, but this is one of the more interesting ones, because it has a tower with three medieval halls on three levels, beautifully preserved. Well worth the 5 euro entry fee.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with 2 teenager and had a brilliant visit. The chateau has a an amazing outlook over the valley and is a reasonable, easy walk up to the entrance. We enjoyed the fact that the site is quite 'rustic', with lots of tumble-down walls...More

1  Thank Helen E
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We spotted the 13th century Cathar castle - The Château de Puivert on our ride through the Pyrenees on our way from Andorra back to Béziers, France. The castle is situated on a hill top 605m up that overlooks the surrounding area of Puivert Mainly...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I recently visited this beautiful castle and thought it was amazing. The view from the roof of the surrounding countryside is breathtaking and well worth the climb. On the way up you will pass the Musician's Hall which has extraordinary acoustics, a magnificent hall with...More

Thank CarmelDiviney
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This site comes across as quite ramshackle at the wooden shed/ ticket office where a collection of farm vehicles and dogs greet you. On entering through the gatehouse we got the impression things had been put away for the winter, or is it just always...More

1  Thank AGuide
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited Puivert Chateau some 10 years ago, and I was not overly impressed (possibly distracted by the fact that not all of our party at that time were keen on a chateau visit). This time round we had a 3 year old grandson in...More

2  Thank Peter E
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It's well worth the trip to see this chateau, which has been extensively preserved. The Musicians hall, chapel and dining room inside the grand tower have real atmosphere. It's a shame there's not more explanation of Cathar history available onsite.

2  Thank Eliza2B
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be my favourite of the cathar castles I've seen so far, as other people have noted the view is astounding but the walls are only knee height so watch the little ones. There is lighting up the spiral staircases and each level...More

2  Thank oddbod1808
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2 December 2016|
Response from Peter E | Reviewed this property |
Surprisingly, there is not only a nice restaurant in Puivert, but it is Afghani. They offer vegetarian and meat options, and the food is delicious. It is called Le Pamir, and it is reviewed on Tripadvisor.