Cucugnan, Quéribus & Peyrepertuse Castles

Peyrepertuse castle guided tour

The visit of two amazing castles Quéribus & Peyrepertuse

A day tour during which we will visit two amazing ruined castles Quéribus Castle in the morning and, after a lunch break in Cucugnan, Peyrepertuse Castle in the afternoon. This excursion will be a deep breath with beautiful views, for the nature and history lovers.

Location of the tour
Cathar Country
Duration of the tour
Full day
Difficulty of the tour
More strenuous (Hiking requires good physical condition and good walking shoes)
When can I do the tour ?

This tour is available all year round.
For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact us.

Peyrepertuse castle guided tour
Peyrepertuse castle guided tour
Peyrepertuse castle guided tour
Peyrepertuse castle guided tour
Peyrepertuse castle guided tour
Peyrepertuse castle guided tour
Quéribus castle guided tour

What will I do during this tour ?

The tour of 2 cathars castles that are not to be missed

We leave in the morning to visit these two amazing ruined castles… We start with Quéribus Castle, also called citadelle du vertige, which, as it’s name suggests will offer you a wonderful view, literally breathtaking. During the Cathar crusade, Queribus served as a shelter to the cathars. This is sometimes regarded as the last cathar stronghold, in a sense it was.

We take lunch in the pretty village of Cucugnan. After lunch, take the time to stroll through the medieval streets of this picturesque village and go to the windmill where you will be surrounded by vineyards.

We then head onto Peyrepertuse Castle, a ruined fortress and one of the Cathar castles. It was associated with the Counts of Barcelona and later the kings of Aragon. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Peirapertusa, the Occitan word meaning pierced rock.

Good to know

This guided tour includes :

  • Transfer from and to your hotel *
  • English speaking private guide and driver
  • Comfortable car or minivan
  • Entrance fees to the castles

This guided tour does not includes :

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

*Pick up and drop off location
For shared tours
From Carcassonne : Place du Prado, 11000 Carcassonne
From Toulouse : Metro Ramonville station : Take the exit « SORTIE vers parc relais et arrêt minute »

For private tours
Choose your hotel on the list or specify your pick up location by entering the address when booking.

Coronavirus Informations

All vehicles are cleaned after each service, guides wear masks and all activities, museums & attraction visited apply strict sanitary rules.
Bring your masks as they are compulsory in the vans.

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