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Chateau de Peyrepertuse

Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, France
+33 4 30 37 00 77
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Oxygen needed for the unfit like me

If you are fit and like scrambling up rocky paths then you will love this. If you are unfit and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Sharon K
Carcassonne, France
Our favourite Cathar castle

Wow, what an amazing place. Having visited Queribus a couple of weeks ago on a really windy day we... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, France
+33 4 30 37 00 77
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you are fit and like scrambling up rocky paths then you will love this. If you are unfit and struggle for breath then be prepared!! The view is well worth it though. The Cather castles are all interesting and different but require you to...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing place. Having visited Queribus a couple of weeks ago on a really windy day we decided to come back and visit Peyrepetuse and are glad we did. We checked the forecasts to avoid too much mist and wind and had an...More

Thank rosserUk
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The hike from the parking lot is not all that far but quite steep in places, but well worth it. Fascinating to see this medieval castle perched atop a small mountain; the castle is in 2 parts, the second higher than the first with steep...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Peyrepertuse after searching which castle to visit, we had a route this one was open 9am to 7pm and we passed Queribus to get to this one. It was a choice which one to go for. This was a hike and awesome castle. The atop...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I find the Cathar castles enthralling, especially the way they seem to grow out of the rock - a remote, steep crag seeming to be the requisite position. I hired an audio guide out of curiosity, hoping to get some good information about the castle...More

Thank ValThorensSkier
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Peyrepertuse after searching which castle to visit. This was an amazing hike and awesome castle. The construction atop the peaks is astounding. I couldn't imagine being an army trying to attack this place. The hike was steep in parts but safe the whole...More

Thank chrishyche
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Wear good shoes when you visit Peyrepertuse, since there is a walk up rocky slopes to get to the castle. Some visitors were panting when they reached the top on the warm September afternoon when we visited. Take the time to explore the various levels...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The site opens at 10.00 during the winter and 9.00 during the summer. Closing times are 16.30 in the winter and gradually increase to 20:00 during the summer months. Admission is 6.50 for adults, 3.50 for children, and 5.50 for seniors. In July tickets increase...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is nice Cathare castle. The walking is more difficult to walk then the Quéribus castle. You do have to watch out if you have young kids. We do recommend to do both castle. The view is obviously very nice. You also can see nice...More

1  Thank Kwi_kwa_ju
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was our third castle of the day so I was exhausted. Had just been to Cháteau Quéribus, which you can see from Peyrepertuse. Peyrepertuse is bigger than Quéribus but it is a lot harder to get to the top. The problem is the path...More

2  Thank pennock54
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Questions & Answers
27 August 2016|
Response from janerogers50 | Reviewed this property |
It's in French. We were however able to appreciate the action and enjoyed the show. Most of the visitors appeared to understand French.
Susan L
19 January 2016|
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Response from rmhayes | Reviewed this property |
Hello Susan, Apologies but I don't know because we went early in the day. If you google peyrpertuse their contact details come up and you can ask them directly. Do go though it's fabulous but try to pick a fay when the... More